Hollywood actor gives his support to Norfolk toddler battling cancer

Harry Deeba at Duxford Airfield. Picture: Fernando Pinho

Harry Deeba at Duxford Airfield. Picture: Fernando Pinho - Credit: Archant

A Hollywood actor has given his support to a Norfolk boy battling cancer.

Norwich born actor Sam Claflin, 32, shared four-year-old Harry Deeba's story on Twitter to his 968,000 followers.

Harry, from Taverham, Norwich, was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Half of patients relapse resulting in a one in 10 survival rate.

Parents, Carly Howes and Ali Deeba, are trying to raise £239,000 to send Harry to New York to take part in a vaccine trial that could stop the cancer from returning.

On Twitter Mr Claflin said: 'Harry, the hero, is nearing the end of his frontline treatment, and soon should be rid of this aggressive cancer.


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'They need to raise some money by the end of April, to get access to a vaccine that shows promising signs of reducing the chances of relapse.'

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system.

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/campaign.harrydeeba.

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