Plea for birthday cards for brave Sheffield boy

Cancer sufferer Kasabian Newton Smith, seven, is hoping to raise �650,000 to build a new cancer clinic for Sheffield Children's Hospital. He has been fighting cancer since he was two and has just suffered a relapse but is determined to raise the money to help other children. Kasabian is pictured with mum Kay Newton Smith.

Cancer sufferer Kasabian Newton Smith, seven, is hoping to raise �650,000 to build a new cancer clinic for Sheffield Children's Hospital. He has been fighting cancer since he was two and has just suffered a relapse but is determined to raise the money to help other children. Kasabian is pictured with mum Kay Newton Smith.

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A campaign has been launched to help make a sick Sheffield boy’s birthday wish come true.

Kasabian Newton-Smith, aged seven, from Parson Cross, has been fighting cancer since he was two years old and now has an inoperable brain tumour.

For his eighth birthday the brave youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy to restrict the growth of the tumour, has asked for a room full of birthday cards.

Friends and family have turned to social media to spread the word ahead of a birthday celebration on December 15.

Cards should be sent to Kasabian at Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield, where they will be collected for him before being put on display.

The youngster was given a fortnight to live when he was a toddler but has battled against the odds to overcome a number of different forms of cancer.

Medics found a brain tumour the size of a man’s fist when he was two, then it was discovered that he had a rare form of bone cancer, for which he was treated in America.

In 2013 he was diagnosed with cancer in his neck and spine.

The Mansel Primary School pupil embarked on a fundraising campaign earlier this year to help pay for a new £650,000 cancer clinic at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Kasabian, who won The Star’s Superkids bravery award in 2012 for his fight for life, said he wanted to help other children going through the same battles.

Money he raises will be donated to the Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia charity, which hopes to open a children’s centre for oncology and haematology outpatients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital by 2017.