Oliver, now eight, is thriving and loving life! He enjoys drawing, playing with Lego and watching films. While he needs a little help at school to catch up, he loves it and has made lots of friends. He also plays rugby and football for his local teams.

Oliver’s story  

Oliver was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma on 17 January 2020 – a lump had been found on his kidney and the cancer had spread to his bone marrow, skull and eye sockets. Chemotherapy started for Oliver the very next day. He had nine rounds altogether, quickly recovering each time, which meant he could enjoy the attention from the nurses and playing with toys in the playroom. He then had surgery to remove the tumour, high-dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant (which made him very poorly) and radiotherapy.  

After frontline treatment finished, thanks to Oliver’s incredible community of support, over £200,000 was raised, which meant his family were able to fulfil their wishes to enrol him on the bivalent vaccine clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, which he completed in April 2022.  

Oliver’s mum and dad say that he gave them the strength and bravery to get through everything and they are so proud of him.  

Solving Kids' Cancer UK's children's fundraising campaigns 

Oliver's fundraising campaign for access to treatment raised £214,521 before it was closed. Funds raised through a child's fundraising campaign are spent on their treatment and pastoral needs. Any remaining funds, and all funds raised after five years post the end of the child's treatment, are used to support other children and families through Solving Kids' Cancer UK's activities.