A Dundee mum fears the only hope of getting life-saving treatment for her son is to travel to America.
Seven-year-old Garvie Winter, from Downfield, is currently battling cancer, having been diagnosed with leukaemia last November.
Since then the Fintry Primary pupil has undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy which mum Haley, 32, said have so far been unsuccessful.
Haley also recently made an appeal for a bone marrow donor who could be a potential match for Garvie.
However, a match has not yet been found.
Haley said: “We are running out of options. Nothing is working so far and I’m getting really concerned about what the future holds.
“However, I have heard about a new treatment and I’m really keen to see if it would be a possibility for Garvie.”
Haley explained that she had learned about a rapidly emerging immunotherapy treatment for cancer called CAR T-cell therapy.
She said: “This is a new treatment not yet available. However, there are trials being held in two British hospitals, Great Ormond Street in London and in Manchester.
“As expected, the waiting list for taking part in these trials is massive and I don’t know what the chances are of getting Garvie on a trial.
“I really would like to investigate if this is a possibility treatment for Garvie and I have already discussed this therapy with his doctors.
“I am aware that this is available in Seattle in America.
“If that’s what it takes to get treatment that will work for Garvie then I would happily investigate the possibility of taking him there.
“I have already discussed this option with doctors here.
“I am considering fundraising options and am continuing to investigate the possibility of going to Seattle.
“ I would do anything it took to get Garvie better.”
Haley said that meantime Garvie was continuing to take his illness in his stride and was continuing to attend Ninewells for treatment
She said: “He has lost a lot of weight recently and I’d like to be able to start treatment that might cure him as soon as possible.”