5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Surprise After Completing Radiation Treatment - NBC New York

5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Surprise After Completing Radiation Treatment

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    Child With Brain Tumor Gets World Cup Surprise

    A five-year-old boy with a brain tumor got his World Cup moment thanks to hospital staff. (Published Monday, July 9, 2018)

    A five-year-old cancer patient is capturing hearts across the world with his passion for the football World Cup.

    Ben Williams was undergoing radiotherapy for six weeks at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, Twitter posts from radiographer Liam Herbert said.

    Before his treatment, Ben was unable to walk or talk. But last week, the soccer fan was well enough to ask for the World Cup, and hospital staff were more than happy to oblige.

    To celebrate Ben’s end of radiotherapy, hospital staff put together a special surprise for him: his very own World Cup trophy.

    Hospital staff robed in England national flags cheered on Ben as he walked hand-in-hand with his mother to his big surprise, surrounded by soccer-themed decorations. 

    A smiling Ben unwraps his gift, revealing his very own replica of the World Cup trophy for his bravery during his six-week treatment. Herbert posted the video to Twitter where it has had more than 1.6 million views.

    The five-year-old was treated with help from funding by QEHBCharity. You can help to support the treatment of other children by donating.