"Nixon is suffering from a deadly cancer called Neuroblastoma," Slater wrote to his 2.7 million Instagram followers on Tuesday. "Help his family get him to [New] York for treatments."
Slater recently gifted Nixon a signed surfboard and invited the family to his home in Australia's Palm Beach, according to a 7News clip posted by the surfing champion. While there, he and Nixon even played guitar together.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the GoFundMe page has raised just over $31,000 USD.
The family is hoping to raise enough in the next few months so Nixon is able to start the trial as soon as he's done with his latest chemotherapy round in November.
"We're not giving up hope, we 100 percent have to go," Tameka Melville, Nixon's mother, told 7News. "It's our child's life."
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