1. ITV Report

Cancer fighting couple send thanks from US

The wife of a man with leukaemia who raised £400,000 to access life saving treatment in America says so far its going well.

Mike Brandon was told by doctors in Bristol they could no longer treat him. So his wife Kate made an online plea to the world for donations to pay for pioneering treatment in America.

He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2014.

Mike and Kate at Bristol Royal Infirmary Credit: ITV West Country

Now the couple - along with Mike's Mum Verena - have flown to America and Mike has had preliminary tests in preparation for the treatment which could save his life.

Mike, Kate and Verena outside the hospital in the USA Credit: donate4mike

On behalf of Mike, myself and all of our friends and family I would just like to say once again just how overwhelmed and grateful we are for public the support of the public and the media.

To hear people back home are still interested in our story and progress is just unbelievable. I'm personally really touched by all comments, shares and donations directed towards the campaign.

Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts.

– Kate Brandon