Exeter Boy Fights Rare Cancer
An Exeter family's launched a campaign to raise 300 thousand pounds for medical treatment, which could save the life of their five year old son.
Ryan Edwards was just 22 months old when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Neuroblastoma - the disease affects 100 children a year.
Ryan has recently returned from Germany with his parents having undergone further treatment but has had another relapse with doctors findng a tumour on his spine.
The little boy now faces the aggressive form of cancer for the third time in his young life but his father tells Heart that he's 'an absolute bundle of energy' and is 'relentless in his quest' to fight his illness.
Support has picked up pace across Devon in the last five weeks with the family having already raised more than 25 thousand but there's still a long way to go to reach their target.
Parents Gareth and Julie are now awaiting tests next month, which will determine if recent treatments worked - if Ryan's deemed healthy enough it could see him receieving experimental treatment in Germany.
Dad Gareth Edwards has been speaking to Heart's Karly Wilson CLICK HERE
To find out more about Ryan's fight http://ryansappealpage.blogspot.co.uk/
Lots of fundraising events are taking place to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to get Ryan the treatment he needs, including Zumba lessons, wearing something red for Ryan day and Marathon runs.
You can show your support and give a donation by http://www.justgiving.com/ryan-appeal