Reuben is a happy 10 year old who enjoys playing Fortnite, football and riding his bike. He is the oldest child to parents, Kulwant and Jess, and loves spending time with little brother, Hari and baby sister, Jia.

Fundraising total£155,196.66
“His smile and the moments of normal are undoubtedly what carried us all through some really difficult times. He is more precious than he'll ever know.”

Reuben's mum, Jess

Reuben’s story

Back in late 2016, Reuben was waking in the night with tummy pain and fevers for around six weeks. After an ultrasound, a suspicious mass was found in Reuben’s tummy, and his parents were told he had stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.   

Treatment started immediately and Reuben received his first course of chemotherapy just one week later. Reuben spent his third and fourth birthdays, as well as countless other special days, in hospital receiving treatment, which included surgery, stem cell harvest, high-dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, 14 radiotherapy sessions and five rounds of immunotherapy. He also had countless bone marrow aspirates, trephines, MRI, CT and MIBG scans, ultrasounds, blood and platelet transfusions.  

"One of the hardest decisions was putting Reuben through the gruelling treatments needed to save him, not really knowing what the long-term side effects would be," Reuben's dad, Kulwant.

Reuben completed frontline treatment and received the amazing news that he was cancer-free in January 2018. His family decided to fundraise to take him to New York to enrol on the bivalent vaccine clinical trial, in the hope it would keep his neuroblastoma away. Reuben completed the trial in 2019 and remains in remission. 

Donate to Reuben’s fund

High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer with high rates of relapse. At relapse, the chance of survival is extremely low. Your donation will support Reuben should he need further treatment that is not available through the NHS, or other children like Reuben.

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Funds raised will go towards helping Reuben and his family. If Reuben no longer needs the funds or is in remission five years post the end of successful treatment, the funds will be used to support other children and families affected by neuroblastoma through our activities. For children with high-risk neuroblastoma, like Reuben, the survival rate is much lower than other childhood cancers. Upon relapse, this rate reduces even further. 

Donations and comments

Stephen Nicholls£10.00

Donated on: 26th April 2024

I do hope he recovers. I contribute a lot to Cancer Research UK

Laura Thornton£58.66

Donated on: 23rd August 2019


Donated on: 13th August 2019

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