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£6,385raised of £500 target by 229 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to for Olivia whilst she is having Proton Therapy in the United States

Location
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Time left
12 days to go

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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 Kennedy10 days ago
    Adele Kennedy

    Adele Kennedy

    10 days 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 Kennedy1 month ago
    Adele Kennedy

    Adele Kennedy

    1 month 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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229

  • Sophie Bouron

    Sophie Bouron

    Dec 10, 2017

    Toutes mes pensées vont vers vous et votre petite puce. Bon courage à tous les trois.

  • A. Bouchard

    A. Bouchard

    Dec 9, 2017

    Hang on and get well (((sweetheart)))!

    £20.00

  • Mai Nagata

    Mai Nagata

    Dec 7, 2017

    Our sincere prayers and best wishes with Olivia and her parents.Happy birthday Olivia, and wish you having wonderful Christmas time and new year!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 7, 2017

    Sending you and your precious little girl strength and hope.

    £20.00

  • Sofia and Fatima

    Sofia and Fatima

    Dec 6, 2017

    Sending you lots of positive thoughts Olivia! :) Keep strong!Beijinhos from your Portuguese friends,Sofia and Fatima

    £25.00

  • Jen Hunt

    Jen Hunt

    Dec 5, 2017

    Xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 5, 2017

    £10.00

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Adele Kennedy

Adele Kennedy

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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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