When you think of Simon Cowell, you probably think of his harsh critiques from American Idol or X Factor. But he isn't always being "mean."
Sometimes, he's doing his best to help save lives. That's what Kian Musgrove — a 3-year-old boy who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, found out this week. The X Factor judge has committed to donating £25,000 ($35,000) to Kian to help him reach a fundraising goal of £500,000 ($700,000) in order to receive the proper treatment.
"I can't believe it, I have tears streaming down my face," Kian's mom, Kat, told Chronicle Live. "He just called up and said he wanted to help, and said he would drop £25,000 into our fundraising account."
Cowell stepped in after reading about the boy and his quest for £500,000 to get to America "for £500,000 relapse treatment after the toddler was diagnosed with an aggressive form of childhood cancer for the second time," the Chronicle Live reported.
Cowell also tweeted his support:
Musgrove was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in October 2013, according to The Mirror. He had more than 27 tumors and, after chemotherapy, stem cell removal, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy, it looked like Kian's cancer was gone. It was an eight-month battle.
But last, December Kian's mom got the news that the cancer had returned, and now she's desperate to get him the relapse treatment and save his life. Fortunately, she has Cowell in her corner.
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