In 2006, 5-year-old Connah Broom developed an aggressive form of neuroblastoma. His body contained 11 tumors and, in 2007, doctors told his parents there was nothing more they could do.
But Connah’s family refused to give up hope, so they began giving him alternative treatments, consisting of an organic diet and a daily sauna, electromagnetic energy therapy and laser therapy.
Now 7-years-old, Connah’s family says 10 of the 11 tumors are shrinking according to the latest scans.
Neuroblastoma is cancer of the nervous system. When diagnosed, Connah had stage 4 cancer – the deadliest form. The tumors started in his neck and traveled throughout his body all the way down to his left leg.
Connah’s family, who lives in Gronant in North Wales, decided against using experimental drugs because they could damage his organs.
Although doctors are skeptical about the alternative therapies, Connah’s family said they will keep doing it until it stops working.
“If what we’re doing stops working, then we’ll look for another treatment,” said Debbie Groom, Connah’s grandmother. “We’ll never give up doing everything in the world to help our little boy.”