A tiny boy with a giant smile has prompted a call for Milton Keynes to adopt the nickname of Los Angeles and become a ‘City of Angels’.
Henry Allen, four, needs a whole army of angels to help him recover from a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Diagnosed with Stage Four Neuroblastoma two years ago, he has exhausted every single form of treatment available in Great Britain.
Sadly this week tests showed two new lesions on his spleen and a lump on his liver - signs that the disease could be recurring.
Now the final hope is for the Bletchley tot to go abroad for pioneering treatment in Germany or America – at a cost of £500,000.
In an emotive public appeal through YouTube, Henry’s dad Mark said: “No matter what has been thrown at him he still projects a beautiful smile. He is a true hero and we need to ensure that this fantastic little boy becomes a man.”
Already the citywide Henry Allen Appeal has raised more than £100,000 and this week fundraisers are urging people all over the city to help boost the coffers further.
“If every street, or every group, raised just £100 each then we could do it,” added supporter Heather Smith.
“People think Los Angeles is the ‘City of Angels’ but it’s time to prove Milton Keynes deserves that title too.”
You can pledge support to the appeal by texting HENR65 to 70070, or you can donate through www.justgiving.com/HenryAllenAppeal