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£13,719raised of £250,000 target by 342 supporters

Weʼre raising £250,000 to save Ollie. Thank you for the money donated so far. All money raised will go towards paying for Ollie's treatment & care.

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Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
Time left
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We have now completed week 2 of the MEMMAT treatment & although it's way too early to say if it's working, Ollie is taking it really well. He's swallowing pills large in both size & number without any complaint & maintaining his smile & sense of humour.

This week will be be the first where we have 5 intrathecal (into the brain) injections in a row; which means travelling into London very early every day to be in the operating theatre for 8:30. Ollie is not looking forward to the early alarm calls, but then what near-teenager would be?!

The week before this treatment began we were very worried about Ollie. He looked ill, was very pale & tired & we feared the treatment was coming too late. Two weeks later & the difference is incredible. It may be wishful thinking to attribute this to the medication so early on, but it certainly can't be a bad sign.

We wouldn't be doing this without your help, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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We are raising £440,000 to help save Ollie's life. We have raised an amazing £190,000. We now need a further £250,000. Please help us.

We continue to be amazed & humbled by everyone's incredible generosity and kindness. Thank you so much. We will be forever grateful to you.

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We are fund raising to pay for life-saving treatment for Ollie.

He is 12 year old and has relapsed brain and spine cancer which cannot be treated on the NHS.

He has been through 4 operations, 10 cycles of chemotherapy and 34 sessions of radiotherapy. We are not going to give up now!

The treatment, known as "The Vienna protocol" or "MEMMAT" is the only credible treatment for Ollie. He needs two years of this treatment which will cost £440,000.

Ollie is so loved. Please help us save him.

Please follow our journey:
https://www.facebook.com/olliescancerfight
Ollie’s thank you video: https://www.facebook.com/olliescancerfight/videos/1393450950683437/

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  • Pete and Jane Gardiner

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    11 days ago

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    Another week down & what a week! Only 2 visits to hospital, so Ollie was able to return to school. It's lovely to see the effect of being back with his friends has on him, though he was getting strangely stressed about homework, despite us emphasising that we have bigger things to worry about right now! We have only 1 scheduled day in London this week, with 2 injections costing over £2k each! The medical bills keep rolling in. It gets a bit scary, but knowing we have the support of so many incredible people keeps us from panicking! Thank you xx

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  • Pete and Jane Gardiner

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    a month ago

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    We have now completed week 2 of the MEMMAT treatment & although it's way too early to say if it's working, Ollie is taking it really well. He's swallowing pills large in both size & number without any complaint & maintaining his smile & sense of humour. This week will be be the first where we have 5 intrathecal (into the brain) injections in a row; which means travelling into London very early every day to be in the operating theatre for 8:30. We wouldn't be doing this without your help, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 9, 2016

    £50.00

  • J Cann

    J Cann

    Dec 8, 2016

    Our Best Wishes & Love to you Ollie, keep fighting!

    £100.00

  • Karen Gumustekin

    Karen Gumustekin

    Dec 7, 2016

    My name's Karen, and I've come to know about Ollie through my connection with Ellie Fake - and wanted to make a donation to this very worthy cause.

    £100.00

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