CORY Davison looks to be winning his battle to overcome a life-endangering brain tumour and is celebrating by stepping up his efforts to raise money to help other children suffering similar conditions.
The Blyth youngster is now in remission after undergoing chemotherapy to treat an aggressive tumour wrapped around his brain stem.
The seven-year-old is taking advantage of the respite afforded by that good news to devote more time to supporting Charlie Bear for Cancer Care.
The charity is aiming to raise £3m to buy new equipment for the cancer treatment centre at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.
Cory’s dad Steven said: “This technology will be able to remove tumours from inaccessible areas in the human body.
“Cory didn’t get the opportunity to use this technology, but if it had been in the north east, it would have helped him through his brain tumour ordeal greatly.”
The youngster’s family have organised a string of fundraising events including the now annual Cory United Cup, to take place at Blyth Town’s ground at South Newsham playing fields on Monday, May 7, along with an 11-a-side tournament.
Steven added: “Charlie Bear for Cancer Care supported Cory when he was in hospital, so he really wanted to give something back to them and to help others in similar situations to him.
“The charity is fundraising for a machine at the Freeman that gets rid of tumours without invasive surgery, and we want to help them reach that target.”
Asda’s Blyth store has pledged to help boost Cory’s fundraising total.
Staff member Shelley Butcher said: “We want to support Charlie Bear for Cancer Care by helping Cory help others.”
The store is hosting events including a ‘Zumbathon’ on Saturday, a bag-pack on Sunday and beauty treatments in return for donations next Thursday.