£50,000 target reached for Warwick student’s cancer treatment

Alex dreams of becoming a politician, being hailed as “inspiring” by Theresa May

Alexander Paul, a 20 year old student from London who studies at Warwick, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. This has left him with daily extreme headaches and reduced mobility on his left-hand side.

A family friend created a Crowdfunding page to help raise money for a treatment that could potentially save his life. He has received overwhelming support, having reached the £50,000 target earlier today. People are continuing to donate to Alexander’s cause even though the page has already exceeded 100% of its target.

He studies Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods at the University of Warwick, getting involved with the politics of university life and music, being extremely talented in spoken word and poetry.

Some people took to Twitter to show support:

Alexander is an aspiring politician, having previously spoken at the Conservative party conference in 2014. It was then that Theresa May, who was Home Secretary at the time, described him as “inspiring”.

His speech was against police stop and search tactics, where he spoke of his own experience, having been stopped and searched more than 20 times from the age of 13, despite not having a criminal history. Alexander spoke of the stigma surrounding young black males, with black people being six times more likely to be stopped than white people.

In early 2016, Alexander suffered a major fit which left him in a coma for three days. Sadly, after further medical investigation, he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Alexander has bravely undergone extensive treatment, including a frontal lobectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Despite this, his condition continues to deteriorate.

Alexander’s mother has come across a clinic in Germany which offers a variety of alternative treatment for severe cases of cancer, with the family strongly believing that this is Alexander’s best hope of survival.

The German clinic offers intensive hyperthermia treatment alongside other necessary treatments, however, the support comes at a high financial cost.

The money will also help towards the cost of accommodation for Joanna to remain in Germany with her son, whilst he undergoes the treatment.

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