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Oliver's Appeal For Vital Cancer Treatment - Can You Help?

The parents of a five year old boy from Hampshire with a rare form of cancer are trying to raise money to get him treatment abroad.

Oliver Warner from Basingstoke was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma two years ago - and there's a treatment that's only available in Barcelona which could help him.

His family needs to raise £203,000 by the end of the year so he can have treatment in January.

Oliver's Mum Jo said the diagnosis was devastating, “It was unbearable news that no-one ever imagines hearing about their son or daughter. We felt numb, disbelieving and had an overwhelming sense of fear over what the future held, plus the possibility that we could lose our little boy.

Jo told us why he needs the treatment abroad, "There's nothing else the NHS can do, it would just be a case of finishing chemotherapy and hoping for the best, really.

"There's an antibody that we can access in Barcelona, it will hopefully clear the neuroblastoma that we can't see on scans, and get him back into remission and make him ready to receive the next stage of treatment, which is a vaccine."

The fundraising will get Oliver treatment at the Sant Joan de Deu-Barcelona Children's Hospital, and cover treatment, flights, accommodation and subsistence.

Jo says she's had some great support so far - but still needs more, "So many people from the local community have really got together, it's going really well - but it's an awful lot of money, and we really need to reach a wide audience to hopefully be able to really up the fundraising."

You can donate to Oliver's campaign here.

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