Charlie Williams, from Sudbury UK was just five years old when he was diagnosed with the brain tumour medulloblastoma in May 2005.
He had months of treatment at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK, including a seven hour operation, radiotherapy twice a day for five weeks and a year of chemotherapy.
He missed two years of education at Boxford Primary School and suffered numerous setbacks, including meningitis, but he caught up again and completed two years at Suffolk College studying IT, passing with distinction.
Charlie, who works at Tesco in Sudbury, now has checks every six months but is doing well. He loves to follow Moto GP and planned a trip to London this past summer with a friend to celebrate his 20th birthday.
Mum Beverley said: “This investment in children’s brain tumour research is great news and will hopefully pave the way for better, kinder treatments for youngsters like Charlie.
“We’re so proud of Charlie and hope in the future that every family affected by a brain tumour gets a happy ending.”