Hopes for return home boosted as Oscar remains cancer free - The Evesham Observer

Hopes for return home boosted as Oscar remains cancer free

Evesham Editorial 13th May, 2020   0

BRAVE Oscar Saxelby-Lee has taken another step forward in his bid to return home after further tests showed he remains free of cancer.

The inspiring six-year-old has now clocked up almost five months without the acute T-Cell lymphoblastic leukaemia following successful treatment in Singapore.

Proud parents Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee shared the update on their Facebook page along with a video of the little boy who has captured the hearts of well-wishers in the city and beyond.

Writing on Facebook, delighted mum Olivia wrote: “He’s only gone and smashed it again! MRD Negative = cancer free.

“What an absolute super boy you are Ozzy Bear!

“This is your time now darling, home is getting closer and closer each day. You are quite simply amazing.

“Thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for helping us through! And to our amazing oncology team at National University Hospital, we love you.”

At the end of last year, Worcestershire and the West Midlands came together with the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust to fundraise over half a million pounds to fund potentially life saving CAR-T treatment for Oscar.

Trust founder Dr Jen Kelly welcomed the news and said his results were potentially for other children in a similar position in the future.

“A lot more research needs to be done in this area and it is unlikely to be a routinely used treatment until a lot more testing is done, but Oscar’s journey proves that it has potential,” she said.

“The team are so proud to have been able to have played a key part in the campaign of Oscar Saxelby-Lee in fund-raising for life saving treatment in Singapore.

“We worked tirelessly alongside a great team to make this possible and we are absolutely delighted when Oscar’s mother contacted us with this news today. It is truly heart-warming.”

Visit www.facebook.com/HandinHandforOscar for more.

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