Brain cancer

Family raising money for tumour research

Image of a Brain scan showing a brain tumour present
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A Bristol family is raising money for brain tumour research after they lost their six-year-old son to the illness.

Will Rainsbury from Westbury Park died from an aggressive tumour just nine months after diagnosis.

His family then set up the Little Hero charity.

His father, John Rainsbury, said he is "proud" of what his family has achieved "on behalf of Will".

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Your say: Well wishes for boy's return from brain tumour

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Well wishes have poured in on Facebook for a six-year-old boy who has returned to school after treatment for his brain tumour over the summer holidays.

Treatment finished early in August, so Bobby Humphries could go back school in Sheldon, Birmingham.

Bobby Humphries
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On the BBC Midlands Facebook page, Carol Ann Silva posted: "He is such a gorgeous little boy with the most beautiful smile."

While Chris Cartwright added: "Cancer treatment is so hard for an adult let alone a young lad. Well done young man, I hope you stay well for a very long time but most of all in the short term enjoy school and have fun."

Bren King wrote: "Wow, awesome. Great to hear something good and what a fab picture."