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 'couldn't breathe he was so happy' to see family

Brett King said his son became overwhelmed with happiness upon seeing his family for the first time since they were released from prison. Speaking as he left through the back door of the hospital with his son Danny, he said;

He couldn't breathe he was so happy. He was so pleased to see us. We're tying to be hopeful. Tomorrow I meet with the cancer specialist. He's not in such a good state as when we left him - spirit depressed since his parents left him. We'll do what it takes. Not much else to do.

– Brett King, Ashya's father

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