Simon Cowell makes heartwarming gesture to little boy battling deadly cancer

Simon Cowell Kian Musgrove

by Sophia Khan |
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Simon Cowell has made a heartwarming gesture by helping to pay for the treatment of a little boy battling a deadly, rare cancer.

The music mogul is well known for being nasty on our screens but he has proven he has a big heart by helping Kian Musgrove, aged three, from Newscastle.

Brave Kian has been battling Neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that affects children under five.

Simon was so touched after hearing Kian's story earlier this year that he generously donated £25,000 for life-saving treatment that's available in America.

Kian was first diagnosed in 2013 and has 27 different tumors, the cancer attacked the nerve cells around his kidneys.

It sadly spread around his body – to his bones and across his pelvis.

He has suffred through a series of treatments including stem cell removal, potent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

To the delight of his family, after eight long months of fighting for his health, doctors gave Kian the all-clear.

But in December last year he received the devastating news that his cancer had returned.

Kian's family were seeking treatment in the US and Simon arranged flight tickets to New York for him and his mum Kat.

The family also received generous donations from the public but Kat struggled to find cheap accomodation after securing the treatment.

She told the Newcastle Chronicle: "They were so expensive, around $275 per night and that was with a reduction due to being here for Sloan Kettering hospital for Kian.

"I then panicked and thought I would have to cancel all of the hospital appointments as there was no way of me affording that and I couldn’t have accessed Kian’s funds."

All this seemed almost impossible until Simon stepped in to pay for hospital accommodation and even the car ride to the hotel.

Kat added: "His generosity is absolutely amazing, it is so heartwarming.

"We will be forever grateful for his help and his part in our life-saving journey.

"I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of helping in any way at all, it really does mean the world to us."

Kian and his mother are in the US for the next five weeks as doctors assess him and he starts receiving treatment.

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