Ipswich: Mason’s dreams become a reality

ipswich: Brave Mason Fountain is today celebrating his dreams coming true.

The six-year-old is living with an inoperable brain tumour, enduring gruelling bouts of chemotherapy.

Since his diagnosis in April the youngster has not been allowed to go on holiday abroad because of worries about his health.

But today Mason, his older brother Jack and younger sisters Kloie and Scarlett are wishing the time away, bursting with excitement at the prospect of a trip to Disneyland Paris next March.

And it is all thanks to the kindness of strangers donating money at a charity auction, run by Newbourne Auctions in Waldringfield.

The auctioneers is owned by Mason’s grandparents and each year they hold a charity auction, raising money for the Shona’s Smile Foundation. They, along with another children’s cancer charity the Christian Lewis Trust, have donated money for the trip.

Mum Shelley Fountain, of Chantry Green, said she is “totally overwhelmed” by the gesture, fulfilling her family’s dream, one she never thought it would become a reality.

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“Mason is so excited. It will be amazing, it is so important for us making memories with Mason, we don’t know what the future holds and I am worried about his eyesight,” she said. “It will give us the chance to be normal, just forget for a few days and all have fun together. We are so grateful to people for all their help and support, it means so much.”

She said Mason is recovering after he was admitted to hospital with an infection last week. And with no more chemo until December 28, Mrs Fountain added: “I am hoping for my boy at home and feeling in time for Christmas.”

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