A CHANCE meeting has resulted in a teenage cancer patient receiving potentially lifesaving treatment worth £22,000.

The family of Christopher Wilson, 18, from Harrogate, were trying to raise that amount so he could have a new form of radiosurgical treatment called Cyber Knife.

It was seen as his only remaining chance after doctors said his condition was inoperable as far as conventional surgery was concerned.

While collecting funds in Ripon, Mr Wilson’s grandmother, Jean Wilson, 76, met Michael Abrahams, the chairman of an independent clinic that offers Cyber Knife treatment.

Mr Abrahams, who is also deputy lieutenant of North Yorkshire, was able to secure funding for the operation from several charities, including the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Fund, Brainstrust and the New Victoria Medical Foundation.

Earlier this month, Mr Wilson underwent radiosurgery at the London Clinic to remove eight tumours.

His mother, Sara Wilson, said: “The chance meeting between my mum and Michael Abrahams was a dream come true and has given Chris the gift of being able to enjoy life once more.”