A YOUNG boy has shown incredible resilience in his recovery after doctors discovered a tumour just days after being born.

After sonographers found "something unusual" on Leanne Laughlin's growth scan while she was still pregnant, the family was given the devastating news that their son had a neuroblastoma tumour on his kindey, just ten days after being born

Despite the shocking diagnosis, the family were informed at Manchester Children's Hospital that Harry's neuroblastoma tumour was fortunately one that usually doesn't spread to other parts of the body and is able to shrink on its own.

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Leigh Journal: Hospital staff with Harry after his positive recoveryHospital staff with Harry after his positive recovery (Image: Leanne Laughlin)

The decision was made to "watch and wait" in regards to the youngster's treatment but the tumour was found to have been growing at the start of the year, which led to further MRI scans and bone marrow tests.

However, following an unbelievably stressful time for the Laughlin family, they were overwhelmed with the news that Harry's tumour had finally started to shrink.

As Harry continues to respond positively in his recovery, a family friend ran the Manchester Marathon in aid of Manchester Children's Hospital in April, to show their immense gratitude to the doctors and staff.

Following a huge fundraising effort from family and friends, this raised a huge £6495 to help the hospital purchase new equipment for the kitchen and play room.

Leigh Journal: The Laughlin family will continue their fundraising with a charity event next monthThe Laughlin family will continue their fundraising with a charity event next month (Image: Leanne Laughlin)

To continue their fundraising and help other families in similar situations, the family are organising another charity evening, named 'Harry's Hoorah' at Morley's Hall in Astley on Friday, September 8.

Raising money for neuroblastoma charity 'Solving Kids Cancer' and 'The Azalyia Foundation', the event will include a raffle, food and live entertainment. 

Leanne, 35, said: "Thankfully Harry is doing really well but we know that our experience with cancer has not been like other families.

"So although it has been a horrendous time, we feel like we have been so lucky.

"When something like this happens, it just feels right to give something back."

Leigh Journal: Harry's Hoorah will take place at Morley's Hall in AstleyHarry's Hoorah will take place at Morley's Hall in Astley (Image: Leanne Laughlin)

For information about the event, you can follow this link.