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Scottish boy, 5, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer after ‘funny turn’ at school

A “funny turn” at school ended in a devastating diagnosis for a five-year-old boy and his family.

Leo Middleton, from Scotland, was in a school class on November 26 when he began feeling poorly.

His concerned parents, Barry and Rebecca, took him to hospital to find out what was wrong – and got the worst news imaginable.

Young Leo had Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a fast-developing brain tumour that grows in the middle of the brain.

Doctors told Leo’s parents he had about eight months to live.

‘Pretty rough’

Now, friends of the family are crowdfunding to give Leo some memorable moments for the time he has left, including, they hope, a trip to Disneyland.

“2020 has been a pretty rough year for us all but unfortunately for our friends Barry and Becca it couldn’t get any worse,” JustGiving campaign organiser Charlene Hepburn wrote.

Leo Middleton has been given only eight months to live. Credit: JustGiving

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