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£6,795raised of £500 target by 239 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,795 to for Olivia whilst she is having Proton Therapy in the United States

    Location
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 24th December 2017

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    Story

    Olivia is a very special and brave little girl who will be 2 years old in November. Within the last few months, Olivia and her parents, Sue and Pierre-Adrien’s lives have changed forever.

    Olivia has had repeated ear problems for a while, two operations and numerous tests. She was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

    Olivia is responding well to the chemotherapy she is currently having at the Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. Sadly, the tumour is inoperable due to its location near her brain. Specialists have advised that proton therapy is an effective way to deliver radiation for the treatment of the tumour, instead of conventional radiotherapy.

    At present, this treatment is not available in the UK, only in the United States. Olivia, Sue and Pierre-Adrien are due to go to Florida round December for the proton therapy. They are expected to be there for 6 to 9 weeks, over the Christmas period. Olivia will continue to have her chemotherapy alongside proton therapy. Amazingly the treatment, travel and accommodation will be funded by the NHS.

    Nobody can imagine what they must be going through. As a parent, you worry about your children everyday, but hearing this diagnosis is devastating and life changing for the whole family. Any money we can raise will help Sue and Pierre-Adrien whilst they are in Florida. The money will give them the opportunity to make some precious memories with Olivia and join other families who are going through similar experiences, as well as provide some much needed emotional support whilst they are so far away from their families and friends.

    Thank you for reading Olivia’s story. Any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated and help to make an incredible difference.

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    • Adele Kennedy3 months ago
      Adele Kennedy

      Adele Kennedy

      3 months ago

      Thankyou to everyone that has donated and shared Olivia's story, Olivia is responding well to Chemotherapy but unfortunately her Proton therapy has been postponed until January 2018. Although we have raised more than we ever imagined the closing date of the fundraising page has been extended until Christmas Eve to see if we can raise just a little more for Olivia whilst she is in Florida. Everyday Olivia faces a new challenge, but continues to smile whilst fighting this awful battle that no two year old should have to go through.

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    • Adele Kennedy3 months ago
      Adele Kennedy

      Adele Kennedy

      3 months ago

      We are amazed at peoples generosity, in just one week we have raised so much more than we ever imagined. From me and on behalf of Sue, Pierre-Adrien and Olivia Thankyou so much to all of those who have donated and shared Olivia's story.

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    239

    • Adele Kennedy

      Adele Kennedy

      Dec 24, 2017

      Olivia you are such a brave and strong little girl. Sending you all lots of love, hugs and best wishes for 2018 x x x

      £20.00

    • Marie Allard

      Marie Allard

      Dec 24, 2017

      Joyeux Noël et gros bisous à tous les trois ! xxx

      £50.00

    • Yannick & Loles

      Yannick & Loles

      Dec 24, 2017

      All our love to the strong little lady and family. Merry xmas!!

      £100.00

    • Julia Schindler

      Julia Schindler

      Dec 23, 2017

      Merry Christmas Olivia. May the new year get off to a great start!

      £50.00

    • Clare Garner

      Clare Garner

      Dec 21, 2017

      Sending lots of love from Clare, Dunk, Ted & Ronnie xxxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 18, 2017

    • Feliciano Palacios

      Feliciano Palacios

      Dec 17, 2017

      All the best wishes, PA.

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    Adele Kennedy

    Adele Kennedy

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    I am a family friend and I have set up this just giving page to help them whilst they are in the US during Olivia's Proton Therapy. Thankyou for supporting Sue, Pierre-Adrien and Olivia.

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