DOCTORS have said Sam Shaw should be well enough to fly to America for his immunotherapy treatment, despite him becoming ill over the past week.

The Hoddlesden neuroblastoma sufferer’s family announced last week they had raised the £250,000 needed to take him to Philadelphia for treatment. But after a stem cell transplant recently, Sam has suffered from complications and developed veno occlusive disease, which has seen a large build-up of fluids around his stomach. Mum Christine said: “He seems to have stabilised and his organs are functioning.

“The doctors say he is not in any immediate danger and are just monitoring him.

“We just have to hope he is well enough to go to America when the time comes, and the doctors are confident he should be.”