Cancer battler Oliver Field home for Christmas

CANCER battler Oliver Field will be spending Christmas at home with his family.

2 year old Oliver Field and mum Laura

CANCER battler Oliver Field will be spending Christmas at home with his family.

And that’s a great Christmas present for his whole family, as the Dalton toddler spent most of last Christmas in hospital having treatment.

He had been battling a rare form of cancer but received the news in August that there was no evidence of the cancer, after a series of tests.

The two-year-old was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, when he was just eight months old.

This has meant constant injections, operations and endless hours in hospital.

Mum Laura said: “Oliver’s treatment was completed in July and we found out there was no evidence of the cancer in August.

“We are looking forward to having Oliver at home with us this Christmas.

“We are going to make it very special for him and have a lot of things planned, with him missing out last year.

“We will be going to the Festival of Light this weekend and will be going on the Christmas train in Manchester.

“And of course we will be taking Oliver to see Santa.”

Laura and husband Paul had also set up the Oliver Field Appeal, to raise money for treatment.

The appeal continues to raise funds with the total raised now at a grand sum of £40,000.

Mum Laura said: “Oliver is still at risk of the cancer coming back so we are continuing to raise funds for the appeal.

“We will continue to raise funds for the next five years in case we have to pay for further treatment.”

After this five-year period Laura hopes to open the appeal to other neuroblastoma sufferers and their families.

A number of local fundraising events will be taking place including the annual Santa Dash and Christmas train, which will be running a raffle for those travelling on it.

Laura said: “We wouldn’t have raised any money without the help of volunteers, who have organised events and helped out.

“I would just like to say a huge thanks to those who have helped the appeal.

“Oliver is doing really well and apart from the odd cold, which most people get this time of year, he is fine.”

 

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