Charlie’s Angels: Dreams came true for five-year-old cancer battler

Charlie Ryan, 5, who has terminal cancer pictured with his sister, Orla.

Charlie Ryan, 5, who has terminal cancer pictured with his sister, Orla. - Credit: Archant

During the last three weeks dreams really have come true for little five-year-old cancer battler Charlie Ryan.

He has flown over Norwich in a helicopter, sat in the seat of a Lotus F1 car worth over £1m and been a Norwich City mascot.

The readers of the Norwich Evening News have helped to raise an astonishing £20,000 in those three weeks.

Now Charlie's parents, Sam Stroud and Tony Ryan, must decide how to proceed with Charlie's treatment for relapsed neuroblastoma – a cancer of his nervous system.

He has beaten the cancer once, after 19 months of treatment, but doctors now fear there is little more they can do.


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Whatever happens, Charlie will now always be able to remember a magical three weeks with his friends in Norwich.

- For the full story, see today's Norwich Evening News.

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