THE parents of a toddler hoping to raise £10,000 to help send him for treatment in America say they have been overwhelmed by support.
Sara and Adam Baker of Bilsthorpe need to take their three-year-old son Roman to Florida for therapy to help shrink a brain tumour that has left him partially sighted.
Although treatment is funded through the NHS, the family need to be with him for the intense 10-week course of therapy and have set a £10,000 fundraising target .
Adam (30) said: “We have got nearly £7,000 and it looks like we could reach our target.
“We are just amazed by it. The response has been brilliant, really good.
“I work at Glenair and we only asked them to put a poster up, but they have done all sorts of fundraising for us. It’s overwhelming really.”
Sara (27) added: “It’s been better than we thought, it’s just been brilliant.
“We’ve not really had to ask, people have just been lovely.
“There’s been people we don’t even know giving us money.”
Roman was diagnosed in December with Cranopharyngioma – a tumour near his pituitary gland.
He has undergone three major operations already, including open brain surgery most recently which left him unable to open his eyes for three days because of the swelling.
However, they could be flying out to Florida in the next two weeks.
Community fun days were organised recently and helped raise over £1,600 to boost the total.