THIS is the moment that 11-year-old cancer fighter Mason Naylor got to celebrate his birthday by ringing the end of treatment bell at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Mason Naylor, from Dentons Green, was diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkin Lymphoma in February after his mum spotted a lump on his neck.

His mum and dad, Sabina and Mark Naylor, were initially told he had a viral infection. But after pushing for a second opinion, doctors found the disease and the Eccleston Mere pupil underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.

He then went out to the US to undergo a special treatment called proton beam therapy, that specifically targets the disease.

While in America, the St Helens community held a myriad of events to raise funds for the brave little boy to raise money for the family who were out of work while supporting him during his treatment.

Now, 10-months-later he has been given the amazing news that he is in remission and proudly rang the bell after his tearful mum Sabina read out the words on its plinth to mark the end of treatment.

Sabina said: "It was brilliant, we have dreamed of that moment from the beginning of all of this and sat in his hospital room so many times cheering on others getting to the ring that bell – but this time is was Mason.

"The day before was his birthday so to go in and get the news from the doctor that she's "happy to let him go and live his life” are words I will never forget and means everything.

"It obviously meant everything to us after weeks of waiting for the results and all of his treatment, but to have all his siblings and family there and nurses and hospital staff cheering him on was so special.

"Since we put it out there that Mason was poorly, the support from St Helens has been amazing and helped get us through the worst times during all of this.

"We did not expect the level of response that we did or the messages of constant support and care that everyone has for Mason.

"People's kindness doesn't stop either because Mason's friend's dad even got him permission to visit the Everton stadium and meet all the players the day after.

"I just want to say how proud I am of Mason for being so brave and to thank everyone for their support – you helped us get through this."