Charity news / by Jennifer Kelly
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:00

Press release from the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share this news with you today.

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 lifesaving treatment for Oscar.

Sadly, Oscar had already exhausted treatment options in the UK and the treatments available were not going to be curative. It was then that his parents, Olivia Saxelby and Jaime Lee started looking for other options.

Oscar is only the second child in the world to receive this groundbreaking personalised treatment for T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Up until now, it has only been available for children with B-cell ALL.

Oscars heart-warming Hand In Hand for Oscar campaign has showed people at their best, all working together. Today, 5 months on from receiving his Car-T cell treatment, Oscar is STILL CANCER FREE!

This incredible news is amazing, not just for Oscar, but 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.

Jen Kelly from the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust said:

"The team at the Grace Kelly Trust are so proud to have been able to have played a key part in the campaign of Oscar Saxelby Lee in fundraising 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."

Thank you also to everyone behind the Hand In Hand for Oscar campaign, the amazing team at Pitmaston Primary School, the Worcester News for their coverage and everyone that donated or fundraised for Oscar.

For more information please contact:

Dr Jen Kelly – Director [email protected]            

Twitter: @GraceKellyTrust

Registered Charity number 1167785