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Generous Simon Cowell donates £25,000 to help pay for life-saving cancer treatment for three-year-old boy

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The X Factor boss also flew Kian Musgrove and his mum to the US

SIMON Cowell has donated £25,000 so a little boy can receive life-saving cancer treatment.

Three-year-old Kian Musgrove is on his way to the US and a specialist clinic after the generous music mogul paid for his flights and accommodation.

Little Kian and his family, who come from Newcastle upon Tyne, needed £500,000 to get specialist treatment in New York after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Back in February, Cowell donated £25,000 to the pot but then this weekend he went one generous step further and organised and paid for Kian and his mum Kat to fly to New York.

He broke the news to Kat, 28, back in February as she sat by Kian’s hospital bedside at the the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

And speaking to the Chronicle yesterday as she and Kian waited to board their flight, she said she had tears rolling down her face when he called.

She added: “His generosity is absolutely amazing, it is so heart-warming.

“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. That kindness has kept us going and now we are finally on the way.”

Cowell stepped in after hearing about the campaign on Twitter, and offered to pay for flights to the New York clinic as well as making his donation.

The Sun Online has contacted his rep for comment.

Kat added: “It was such a lovely surprise which has come at such a difficult time.”

Kian The youngster was first diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma – a rare cancer that affects children under the age of five and develops from particular types of nerve cells called neuroblasts – in October 2013.

Kian will be treated at Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, which offers the specialist relapse therapy which aims to prevent the neuroblastoma – which has an 80% chance of returning – threatening Kian’s life for a third time.

He will remain in New York for the next five weeks while doctors first assess him, before beginning the treatment.

Source The Sun

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