Soccer mad boy receiving specialist cancer treatment abroad

A FOOTBALL MAD boy given the all-clear for a brain tumor has been re-diagnosed.

Jude Jefcut was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in the Covid pandemic in 2020 while having an eye test on his eighth birthday after suffering from a headache.

He was treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and also spent a lot of time at his aunt’s house in Arundel during his treatment.

The 10-year-old Jew and his mother Katie were given the good news he was cancer-free, but after a further check-up in April this year they were told the tumor had returned.

The Argus: Jude is a big Manchester United fanJude is a big Manchester United fan

His godmother, Tracy Kennedy, 52, from Hove, spoke about the family’s experience and the struggle to raise funds so Jude could receive specialist treatment in Germany or Greece.

Tracy said: “We just want to keep his spirits high, which is the most important thing.

“He had a scan and was told he was cancer free. Because it can be so aggressive, he had a scan that showed it had come back. The second time it was detected earlier due to its regular examinations.

The Argus: Jew with Mama KatieJew with Mama Katie

“He will go to Marsden in September to start a trial with them, but they are very limited in what their funding allows them to do.

“The NHS has been great but we need to go where we can get the more advanced treatment.

“It’s in the order of around £4,000 per test, plus the cost of Jude’s mother having to be with him. It’s all the costs that you don’t really think about, like the flights.”

Manchester United have donated a signed football to the family for auction to pay for part of his treatment. Jude is also taken to a Manchester United game.

The Argus: Jude will be covered at the Royal Marsden in SeptemberJude will be treated at the Royal Marsden in September

Tracy has raised over £3,000 to date.

She has her head shaved at Simon Webster Hair in Gardner Street, Brighton on Friday 19 August to raise money for Jude.

Another friend ran a fishing weekend which raised in the region of £5,000.

Around £20,000 has been raised so far but they are targeting £40,000 to cover all costs.

Describing Milton Keynes’ Katie as amazing, Tracy said: “What I do is nothing in comparison.”

For more information on Jude’s fundraiser, visit Tracy’s GoFundMe page.

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