Sheffield family on a mission to take ‘little hero’ battling rare cancer to Disneyland

Alex Goodwin, aged nine, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer
Alex Goodwin, aged nine, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer
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The family of a nine-year-old boy battling a rare form of bone cancer is raising funds to take their ‘little hero’ on his dream holiday.

Sheffield boy Alex Goodwin had been struggling with constant pain in his right leg since Christmas and has been using crutches to help him walk since April.

Alex Goodwin, aged nine, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer

Alex Goodwin, aged nine, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer

He was eventually diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma last month and his family is now on a mission to raise £10,000 to help fund the equipment Alex will need to keep him comfortable – as well as a dream trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios in America.

Alex’s dad, Jeffrey, aged 42, a former South Yorkshire Police officer, said: “Alex has got some really tough times ahead. Some practical adjustments need to take place to make life easier for Alex and the doctors have said that it is really important that he has something positive to look forward to as this will help his recovery.

“Alex has many things he likes and wants to do and he needs extra support at home to get around. However Alex’s biggest dream is to go to Disneyland and Universal Studios.

“Our fundraising page is about raising money for him and his family to help with practical adjustments and send him on his dream holiday.”

Alex’s mum, Maria, aged 38, left her job working with the Sheffield Community Access and Interpreting Service in hospitals and doctors’ surgeries to take care of Alex full time.

The family, originally from Handsworth, moved to Leicester in November due to work and Alex is now treated at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

To find out more about Alex’s battle, visit www.alexsjourney.co.uk

To make a donation, go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/AlexandersJourney