A TEENAGE boy with cancer has started further treatment in Mexico in the hopes of beating the disease.

Charlie Ilsley, 13, from Emmer Green was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most high-grade brain tumour found in children when he was eight years old.

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He flew to Mexico for potentially life-saving treatment in June but a follow up scan showed a “small progression” in Charlie’s spine and a little area in the back of his head.

Devoted mother and father Toni and Mark Ilsley and Charlie flew back to Mexico on October 8 so their son could have more treatment.

Toni explained Charlie started treatment this week called Intrathecal Immunotherapy which is administered directly into his spine.

Charlie is due to have this treatment twice this week and next week.

Toni explained Charlie is “ok” but has had a sore back since.

She added: “I wish he didn’t have to have it.

“It’s so unfair he has been through so much.

“I just hope it works for him.”

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In between treatment Toni said they are relaxing at the hotel where Charlie has enjoyed spending time in the pool.

The family are still in need of donations to help cover the costs of Charlie’s treatment.

One fundraiser who has helped raise money for the family is Amy Deasy who ran a virtual London Marathon for Charlie with her husband Joe who cycled next to her.

Amy said she doesn’t know Charlie personally but explained: “He’s captured the hearts of the whole of the community.”

Speaking about Charlie she said “he’s the true hero”.

“If I can do that in a bit of rain it’s nothing as long as I can help with his fight against cancer”, she added.

Another supporter of Charlie’s also ran the marathon separately to raise money for him.

Between them they raised £700 and counting.

Toni said the family are due to be in Mexico until about October 25.

The Chronicle has launched a campaign to help support the family.

If you would like to support the campaign and donate money click here or visit the Facebook page ‘URGENT APPEAL! Charlie’s chance to kick cancer’.