Oliver's story

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Posted on: 26 Sep 2023

Oliver Swift, who is now aged six, has been receiving treatment at Nottingham Children’s Hospital since he was five months old, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The tumour took up more than half the left-hand side of his brain, and Oliver has since undergone three gruelling operations, plus chemotherapy to further shrink the tumour.

Despite being given just a 2% chance of survival, Oliver has been able to ring the special bell on the children’s cancer ward that marks the end of his treatment – all thanks to the care he received at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

Oliver lies in the hospital bed. He is smiling at whoever took the photo

Oliver during his time in hospital

Oliver’s parents, Ashley and Charlene, have supported our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital by taking on a variety of events and challenges in order to raise money for specialist equipment to help other young children like Oliver, and to thank the hospital staff who cared for him.

Dad Ashley Swift said: “We have been so thankful for the NHS, and being able to raise funds is just one way we are able to say thank you. We have seen the impact that these funds make first hand with things like the improvement of equipment on the wards.”

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