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NHS to fund Ashya King's treatment in Czech Republic

The NHS is to pay for five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King's proton beam therapy treatment in the Czech Republic.

His parents Brett and Naghemeh King sparked an international police hunt after they took their son out of Southampton General Hospital and travelled to Prague for the treatment which was not available for him on the NHS.

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Ashya's parents 'to sell Spanish house for treatment'

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The parents of Ashya King took their critically ill son to Spain so that they could sell a house they own in the country and look for better treatment, their lawyer has said.

The intention of this couple has been to bring the child to Spain in order to sell a house they own in Malaga and to look for a better treatment.

That means these parents love their children, they are parents of another six children.

They love them deeply and there has been a lot of manipulation by media of the information about this story by not telling the truth.

The child was being treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the parents did not want such treatment. They wanted a different option available in the Czech Republic in Prague and there is another option in the United States in a Houston hospital and that is the idea.

– Isisdro Fernandez

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