Leo the Lion all set for brain tumour op

SOAPY: Anti-bacterial wash before surgery

BRAVE four-year-old  Leo Bermejo is all set to undergo surgery on his two brain tumours at the  Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Merseyside.

Surgeons have told the family the cancer is purely focused in the left area of the brain where the tumours keep growing.  The plan is for them to remove the two existing tumours.

But, they will not operate on a new ‘suspicious looking’ nodule below these tumours because of its critical location and the possibility of causing meningitis or delaying the start of proton beam therapy.

Instead it will be targetted by the proton beam treatment in the States.

Leo should make a fast recovery from the surgery be able to travel to the USA within 10-14 days of the operation.

The family are currently searching for an insurance company that will cover their travel arrangements.

In a touching post on social media Leo’s mum, Karen, said, “Dad, I promise I will continue to do everything in my power to make sure Leo wins this battle. Cancer already took your life so quickly on Christmas Eve. We all miss you so much and our family has lost our rock… I haven’t even had time to mourn you yet.”

She went on to say, “But  I know you will be protecting and looking after him tomorrow and forever as he takes the next step on this horrendous journey to beat this deadly disease. Leo is going to do this for you. xxx”

To give your support to the Leo the Lion fundraising campaign here is how you can donate:


Paypal: [email protected]

Spanish account:
Bank: Banco Sabadell
Account Name: Leo James Bermejo
Account Number: ES69 0081 0597 0900 0602 1116

UK account:
Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
Account Name: Alda Keefe
Account Number: 17485819
Sort Code: 16-24-06

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