NHS to pay up to £150,000 for Jamie-Lee Dearing’s life-saving cancer treatment

Published in Kent Online, 1/26/2016

The NHS will pay up to £150,000 so a young boy with a brain tumour can have life-saving treatment in America.

Seven-year-old Jamie-Lee Dearing and his family received the news last week after being told the proton therapy, a type of radiation treatment, was his only chance of living a normal life.

Speaking to Kentonline minutes after receiving the phone call she had been waiting for, mum Jodie Dearing, 31, said: “When I got the call I was so nervous, I didn’t know what to think. I’m just so relieved. When I told Jamie-Lee he just said: ‘Yes!’

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