Ipswich: Big day for brave Mason

IPSWICH: It is the day Mason Fountain and his family have been waiting for.

Today, the seven-year-old will get the results of an MRI scan and learn the next step in doctors’ plans to fight his brain tumour.

After a tough 20-month course of chemotherapy, Mason’s mum Shelley Fountain said they are “nervous” ahead of getting the results at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Mrs Fountain, of Chantry Green, said the next stage for her son will be determined at today’s appointment.

“It is really nerve-racking,” she said. “I just want to find out what’s next.

“Finally after 20 months the chemo showed some signs of reducing the size of his tumour, which doctors had told us was inoperable when Mason was diagnosed.

“But maybe now they can operate, we just don’t know.

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“He has his tumour and there is a cystic part to it. That bit has carried on growing. They may operate to reduce the cystic part, that’s what we are waiting to hear.”

Inspirational Mason, whose motto is to “think positive”, has said his dream is to help other children battling brain tumours and the brave youngster is in the process of setting up his own charity to do just that.

Mason’s Magic is still in the early stages but after a meeting of the committee on Saturday, Mrs Fountain said the plan is to launch officiallyin March, which is brain tumour awareness month.

“The meeting went really, really well,” she added. “Things are looking great, we are hoping to launch in March and we have got big plans for events and fundraising.

“Already we have raised more than �3,000 just from our just giving page. It is amazing, the response from people has been overwhelming.”

Since setting up his own Mason’s Magic Twitter account two weeks ago, Mason has amassed more than 8,000 followers, helping to spread word of his charity ambition across the world.

As well as celebrity followers including TV chef Gordon Ramsey, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre, Mason has supporters in Australia and America.

Follow on Twitter @masonsmagic and donate to his cause by visitng www.justgiving.com/masonsmagic

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