The parents of four-year-old Henry Allen have issued a touching tribute to him after he lost his brave battle against cancer on Sunday afternoon.
Henry, the Bletchley youngster who had been fighting Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare form of child cancer, died at 3.15pm on Sunday afternoon. Last week the Henry Allen Appeal charity, which recently won the the Citizen Pride in MK People’s Choice Award, announced Henry was too poorly for treatment and that he had left hospital to spend time with mum Dawn and dad Mark.
A family statement, posted on The Henry Allen Appeal - Henry’s Hope page on Facebook, said: “At 3.15pm today Henry gained his angel wings. Mark and I are absolutely devastated and our hearts will be broken forever.
“We were able to grant Henry’s last wish and he remained at home where his mummy and daddy could be by his side.
“Fly high little man, nothing can grow and nothing can hurt you now. xxx.”
The family has stated the Henry Allen Appeal will continue to raise funds to create ‘a legacy for Henry and help another family whose child faces the same fight ‘.