Last year, TV’s Mr. Nasty, Simon Cowell, proved that he actually has a heart of gold after he donated £25,000 to four-year-old Kian Musgrove’s fundraiser, helping to send him and his mother Kat to New York for Kian’s advanced cancer treatment.
Now Kat has revealed that Simon’s generosity didn’t end there, with the music mogul also sending heaps of presents to Kian’s home in Newcastle for when he returned to the UK after treatment.
Now aged five, Kian underwent pioneering treatment in America for stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.
When he got home, he was overjoyed to find the belated Christmas gifts from Simon, with Kat telling the Newcastle Chronicle: “Because we spent Christmas and a lot of the new year in New York, we didn’t realise that Simon had bought all of these lovely things.
“Kian couldn’t believe it when all the boxes arrived, his little face lit up.
“Inside the parcels there was a note from Simon, wishing Kian a belated Happy Christmas.”
The gifts included toys such as a Harrods teddy bear and blanket, CubeBot figures, a dinosaur book and the game Soggy Doggy.
Kian thanked Simon for his generosity and the family are awaiting test results to find out if the extensive treatment was a success.
As well as contributing to the total cost of Kian’s treatment, Simon also organised and booked the flights for Kian and Kat’s trip to New York and provided cash for a hotel.
The father-of-one broke the news to 28-year-old Kat in a heartrending phone call as she sat at her son’s bedside in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.
Speaking at the time, Kat shared: “His generosity is absolutely amazing, it is so heartwarming.
“We will be forever grateful for his help and his part in our life-saving journey, it was such a lovely surprise which has come at such a difficult time.”
A source close to Simon, who is dad to toddler Eric, added: “He was incredibly touched when he read of Kian’s story and delighted to help.”
Kat launched a campaign to get Kian to America for £500,000 treatment after he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Kian was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October 2013 and had 27 different tumours, the illness ended up attacking the nerve cells around his kidneys on an adrenal gland.
The cancer tragically travelled around his body, spreading to his bones and across his pelvis – forcing the toddler to undergo stem cell removal, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.
Kian was given the all-clear but in December 2015 Kat was told that Kian’s cancer had returned, leaving him to fight for his life again.
We are wishing Kian all the best and hope that the treatment was a success.