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£20,555raised of £90,000 target by 497 supporters

Weʼre raising £90,000 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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At this time of year I find myself going through the events of the previous year & wondering about what's to come in the next. As we entered 2016, we only had 4 more cycles of chemo to go & were full of hope that the worst was behind us. We had a lovely summer, but then came Ollie's relapse & the desperate time when we thought nothing more could be done.

Now we find ourselves leaving 2016 in pretty much the same way as we came in. Although we have daily chemo & two weekly brain injections ahead of us, we are once again full of hope.

Considering there was a strong chance that Ollie wasn't going to see Christmas, to see him laughing & playing with Theo & his friends is truly miraculous.

This year literally thousands of wonderful people have shown how much they care for our son through countless acts of love & generosity. The fund total now shows the level of caring community spirit that has spread worldwide.

We are truly humbled and we can never thank you enough. Merry Christmas to you all & we hope & pray that 2017 will be the year we finally beat this terrible disease. x

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We are raising £440,000 to help save Ollie's life. We have raised an amazing £350,000. We now need a further £90,000. 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. xx

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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:
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  • Pete and Jane Gardiner

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    a month ago

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    2wks ago Ollie took a downward turn. He’d started a new drug & it hit him hard. By the weekend we had had to reduce one of his other drugs to reduce symptoms, so we were really worried about what was happening. Then suddenly last Monday he woke up as right as rain. The tiredness was gone & his smile returned. The rollercoaster of this disease continues to leave our nerves in tatters, but Ollie just carries on as though all this is normal. So now life goes on as usual! Thankyou for your support. x

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  • Pete and Jane Gardiner

    Pete and Jane Gardiner

    2 months 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

    2 months 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

    Jan 23, 2017

    Positive thoughts, love and best wishes.

    £30.00

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    Anonymous

    Jan 22, 2017

    £10.00

  • Catherine Barry

    Catherine Barry

    Jan 21, 2017

    It was lovely to see you all at the OMW oscars last night, not a dry eye in the house. Take care x

    £30.00

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