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Young stars use platform to help aspiring politician raise funds in his fight against brain cancer

HUMBLED: Alexander Maurice

HUMBLED: Alexander Maurice

STARS INCLUDING MOBO Award-winning duo Krept & Konan and chart-topping group Little Mix have used their platforms to bring awareness to the plight of aspiring politician, Alexander Maurice, who is fighting stage 4 brain cancer.

A crowd-funding page, which aimed to raise £50,000 to facilitate his treatment in Germany, has surpassed its goal and subsequently started trending, following the support from a number of well-known names.

Alexander, an aspiring politician attending Warwick University, learned of his condition last year, at the age of 20, after suffering a major fit. This led to him being put in a coma for three days.

Following his diagnosis, he has since undergone a frontal lobectomy and had both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

SUPPORT: Krept & Konan

SUPPORT: Krept & Konan

“Alexander not only experiences extreme headaches on a daily basis, but he is also beginning to lose mobility on his left side,” his Just Giving page reads.

His mother, Joanna, gave up her job as a barrister and a lawyer so she could dedicate her time to caring for her son and has since undertaken detailed research about his recovery.

“The family has recently identified a clinic in Germany who offer a range of alternative treatment for serious cases of cancer and we believe this is Alexander’s best hope of survival,” the page continues.

“The money will assist with the costs of intensive hyperthermia treatment alongside other necessary treatment and nutritional support.”

 

USING PLATFORM: Chart-topping group, Little Mix

USING PLATFORM: Chart-topping group, Little Mix

Alexander, who is also a spoken word artist, has taken to his personal Twitter account to thank everyone for their support.

“Thank you all so much! I am humbled. You are all loved! Thank you Kings & Queens.

“Love is stronger than chemo, I swear! Thank you all,” he added.

He told Krept, of Krept & Konan fame: “I remember walking past your house everyday in the ends to get to mine & now look what you’ve done!”

To donate, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Alexander-Paul

WORDS: Dionne Grant

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