Super Oliver's Story

Super Oliver's Story February 2021

Oliver's diagnosis was a huge shock for an active young man, already involved in a cancer awareness-raising group.

Super Oliver’s Journey

Within a week of noticing uncharacteristic tiredness, raised glands in his neck and a rash, Oliver and his family had their world turned upside-down, with the diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Oliver is an active young man, enjoying outdoor pursuits, including camping. His hospital treatment meant his parents changing shifts to adapt to Covid regulations, in order to be with Oliver during his gruelling treatment, which has caused kidney problems and further stays in hospital due to infections. Oliver is currently at home and on maintenance treatment, and his parents report that he is very accepting of all the invasive tests and treatment he has had to endure, in spite of how poorly they make him feel.

Oliver’s kind, empathetic nature caused him to remark when in hospital how unfair it was, that small children were affected by cancer. It is ironic too, that Oliver is an active member of The East Midlands Garrison, which is a costuming organisation, whose members dress in Star Wars costumes to help spread awareness of cancer, and raise funds for PASIC, a local cancer charity, at a variety of events. Oliver is the proud owner of 3 different Star Wars costumes, so it’s no surprise that these characters featured on his Supershoes! We wish you all the best, Oliver: may The Force be with you on your journey!

Super Oliver’s Diagnosis

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is the most common form of leukaemia in children under the age of 14, affecting around 400 each year. Find out more about Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

The Supershoes

Oliver wanted Star Wars as the main theme for his Supershoes

Super Oliver with their Supershoes