Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific P/REX/Shutterstock (8852184e) Pakistani Muhammad Mansha, resident of a village Ghaus Nagar district Pak Pattan Punjab’s provincial along with 7 year old son Ali Hassan, who is suffering from eye cancer, appeals for the treatment of his son in Lahore. Child suffering eye cancer, Punjab, Pakistan – 31 May 2017
Boxer Amir King Khan has come forward and taken the initiative to rescue and to financially support a seven-year-old Pakistani boy whose life is in danger from an enormous tumour.
Just yesterday, the former world champion took to his official Facebook page to ask for more information about Ali Hassan, whose tumour appears to be spreading quickly.
It has been revealed today that Mr Khan has told Ali’s father Muhammad Mansha that he will help him by paying for his surgery through his charitable foundation.
Ali’s tumour appeared to be growing at an alarming rate, noticeably affecting his nose and mouth, which finds him difficult to talk.
Ali’s family reside in Pakpattan district of the Punjab province, around 129 miles (207km) from Lahore.
According to the country doctors, his disease was at stage four, and that he had just weeks to live without treatment.
However, treatment is effective and saves many lives – but in developing countries, such as Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, figures suggest 70 per cent die from it.
Patrick Tonks, Chief executive of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, told: ‘Retinoblastoma is a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.
‘Fortunately, thanks to early diagnosis, the availability of appropriate treatment and our NHS health infrastructure, we have never seen a case like this in the UK.