Coldplay, Bastille, Damon Albarn, Paloma Faith among the charity singers

The musical dream of a young boy who had to learn to walk again after a brain tumor has brought together a star-studded cast for a charity song.

Last year Ravi Adelekan from Brighton was diagnosed with a benign tumor in his brainstem.

After a 10-hour operation, the seven-year-old began his journey to learn to walk again and support himself.

Surgeons were unable to remove the entire tumor and Ravi lives with its effects every day.

The Argus: Ravi a day after his surgeryRavi one day after his operation (Image: Adelekan family)

But parents Gbenga and Bethan Adelekan said the youngster is still living his life to the maximum with “courage, fun and inspirational power”.

To mark the first anniversary of Ravi’s brain surgery, a stellar cast of internationally acclaimed musicians and celebrities have gathered for a cover of The Greatest Showman’s A million dreams to raise money for children with brain tumors.

“I love songs and music and I think this song is a special song because it’s about your dreams coming true, just like I dream about having a brain tumor doesn’t mean you can do less than other people.” said Ravi.

The multi-talented Adelekan family (including Grammy Award-winning Uncle Synematik) produces and performs a version of the song.

The Argus: Ravi and his sister Maya on Brighton BeachRavi and his sister Maya on Brighton Beach (Image: Adelekan family)

The song and video features Ravi, his family and friends alongside global musicians and celebrities including Coldplay, Bastille, Damon Albarn, Paloma Faith, Mary Berry, Metronomy, Kate Magowan, Leandro Trossard, Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Sarah Hunter, The Big Moon, John Simm, De La Soul, Jake Jarman, Courtney Tulloch and Heather Watson.

Proceeds from the song go to Brainstrust and the Brain Tumor Charity.

The Argus: Ravi and his father on qualifying day at the British Grand Prix in JulyRavi and his father on qualifying day at the British Grand Prix in July (Image: Adelekan family)

Bastille drummer Chris Wood said: “Having known Ravi since he was a baby in his arms, like anyone who knows his family, I was absolutely devastated by his initial diagnosis.

“We all felt so powerless to help such a brave little boy, so it’s a great privilege to be able to do even the smallest bit to help hopefully that doesn’t happen to others.”

The Argus: Ravi and his mum Bethan on a Wembley tour - a treat after an MRI scan in FebruaryRavi and his mum Bethan on a Wembley tour – a treat after an MRI scan in February (Image: Adelekan family)

“The video aims to raise awareness of the impact of brain cancer and provide insight into how funding can transform the recovery process for those affected,” said Ms. Adelekan.

“Although we don’t know what the future holds for Ravi, his vision is clear: a future where tumors like his could be treated without him having to undergo major surgery. He would also love if the incredible medical care and support he received at King’s College London was widely available.”

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