A TEENAGE boy with cancer who has been struggling to walk since having treatment has bought a wheelchair to help him move around.

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 has undergone countless operations and even more hospital trips since to help rid him of this cancer.

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

He returned to Mexico with mum Toni and dad Mark recently.

It was here where he underwent more treatment including Immunotherapy which was injected straight into his spine.

The family returned home to England on October 31.

Speaking last week, Toni said Charlie had “weakness in his legs and he couldn’t walk”.

Charlie’s consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital wanted to check him over and do a scan.

The results highlighted Charlie has “loads of inflammation” on his spine and he was prescribed steroids to manage it.

This week, Toni explained Charlie “still can’t walk”.

She said: “If it’s not permanent I think it’s going to be a long time before he walks again and I want to be able to get him out the house.”

The family was able to use money raised by Charlie’s supporters to buy him a new wheelchair so he can go outside.

Since returning home from Mexico, Toni said Charlie has been busy playing on his Xbox and Playstation.

The teenage boy has also enjoyed training his dogs to do tricks.

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Charlie has also been home schooled.

Toni said they are planning to go back to Mexico for a few days in the first week of December.

This is for a follow up scan and to speak with Charlie’s doctor there.

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

If you would like to support the campaign and help raise money for Charlie’s treatment click here or visit the Facebook page ‘Stand Up To Cancer: Charlie’s Page’.