Selfless lad, 8, who gave Christmas presents to sick kids now needs help himself after docs find brain tumour

A BOY of eight who launched a campaign to give presents to sick kids now needs help himself for a brain tumour.

Elliott Furse started the “Elliott Christmas Appeal” which donates bags of toys to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in 2018.


He organised his campaign after coming up with the idea one year when he was making his list for Santa.

But he was rushed to hospital himself after he collapsed last weekend.

He is now awaiting surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital to try to reduce the tumour.

Dad Christian, 36, of Gulval, Cornwall, said they became worried after noticing Elliott had started to trip and stumble a lot more than children normally would.

They took him to the doctors who gave him a clean bill of health but his symptoms worsened.

He added: "On Saturday evening he got out of bed after a rest and he just collapsed. His body could not hold his weight or his neck up.

Christian and wife Sam, 32, are now awaiting biopsy results and Elliott is expected to undergo further surgery soon.

Further treatment, including possible chemotherapy, may follow.

Elliott’s classmates are fundraising to help his parents and siblings stay near him during his treatment in Bristol.

The appeal has so far raised more than £5,000.


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