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We are raising funds to give 12 year old Ollie the treatment he needs to save his life.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumour on the 19th May 2015. He underwent an 8 hour operation where only half of the tumour could be removed. Following this he lost the ability to speak, swallow, stand, walk or use his right hand. He has had to re-learn all of these things. He underwent a further 2 brain operations, followed by 3 cycles of chemo, 34 sessions of radiotherapy and then a further 7 cycles of chemo. He maintained an amazingly positive cheerful and polite manner throughout. The nurses would ‘argue’ over who got to care for him!

We had started to dare to believe we had beaten cancer, when we got the devastating news that he had badly relapsed and that his condition was considered “incurable”. However, we have one last hope, a treatment known as “The Vienna protocol” or “MEMMAT”. It is the only credible option for Ollie and he needs two years of treatment at a cost of £440,000. He faces yet another a gruelling year, but Ollie has come through so much and is so loved.

Please help us save him.

Latest Posts

2 weeks ago

Ollie’s strength has made coping with cancer over such a long period of time far easier than it could have been. For periods of time, some short and some long, we have been almost able to pretend ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Ian Robertson’s Tea Dance – Sunday 24 September 2017

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Liz, Jan, Trudie and Caroline from Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club and the Berkhamsted Strathspey & Reel Club for organising a Scottish country dance ... See more

A charity dance in aid of ‘Ollies Fund’ will be held on Sunday 24 September from 2.30pm till 6pm at Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6HF.

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1 month ago

Two weeks ago we returned from Germany, having completed the second cycle of immunotherapy. For well over two years now Ollie has had a daily regime consisting of an enormous amount of drugs, ... See more

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1 month ago

Four weeks ago we were at our lowest ebb. Ollie had had a massive seizure and showed no signs of recovering from it. We saw no chance of getting "Ollie" back and not only had we dropped all plans for ... See more

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2 months ago

Being a parent to a child with brain cancer is like trying to swim in a very stormy sea, repeatedly being bashed against the rocks. Every time we hit those rocks we fear it is going to be the last ... See more

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2 months ago

I have been holding back writing this, since I hate to end an update on a low note. But now I feel I have to.

Last Tuesday, the day after we came back from Center Parcs, we were unable to wake ... See more

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2 months ago

Even by our usual standards, the last week has been a very challenging one. Two Fridays ago a CT scan revealed the reason for all the sickness and pain Ollie has been suffering recently. He was ... See more

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2 months ago

The last two weeks have been really tough for Ollie, particularly last Friday when we flew home. Despite having been battling cancer for well over 2 years, Ollie has rarely been in pain, but in ... See more

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3 months ago
Timeline Photos

Ollie & I are now into our second week in Cologne. We've had good days and bad, but we are feeling positive about the treatment here. It has been very unusual and quite difficult at times.
A fair ... See more

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3 months ago
Timeline Photos

I'm afraid we've had more disappointing news. Despite the recent changes to Ollie's chemo, the tide has not been turned on the cancer. Yet another MRI this week has confirmed that some tumours are ... See more

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