NHS bosses agree to pay for cancer boy's Germany surgery after British hospitals delayed operation twice The NHS has agreed to cover the costs of a mother who was forced to fly her son to Germany for cancer surgery after British hospitals delayed his operation twice. Seven-year-old Zac Knighton-Smith’s family spent about 10,000 to send him abroad to remove three tumours, as the Mail revealed earlier this month. Yesterday, his mother Sam Knighton, 43, said: ‘The NHS has agreed to fund our travel expenses and surgery costs, which is a great relief as we have already spent a fortune.’ Recovery: Zac Knighton-Smith whose family spent about 10,000 to send him abroad to remove three tumours But she added: ‘There’s no way they would have done it without the publicity from the Daily Mail.’ Zac, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, flew out to Germany on January 9 for surgery
It was worth it! Doctors say British boy’s cancer surgery in Germany is a success
Clearly exhausted after a two-hour operation, Zac Knighton-Smith can still manage a smile that says he’s won the latest round in his battle against cancer.