On a high as cancer free Oscar Saxelby-Lee and his family fly home - The Bromsgrove Standard

On a high as cancer free Oscar Saxelby-Lee and his family fly home

Bromsgrove Editorial 25th Jun, 2020 Updated: 25th Jun, 2020   0

BRAVE Oscar Saxelby-Lee and his devoted parents are flying home from Singapore after the courageous six-year-old was given the all clear by doctors.

The inspiring Pitmaston Primary School pupil has been cancer free for six months and has now begun the 15 hour trek back to Worcester to mark the end of more than seven months away from the city with his mum Olivia Saxelby and dad Jamie Lee.

Mum Olivia revealed the news in an emotional Facebook post in the last few minutes in which the family said goodbye to Singapore.

“Can’t quite believe it…. crying bucket loads! The day we’ve dreamt of has now become a reality! We’re actually bringing him home!,” she wrote.

“You are our HERO Ozzy Bear, you truly truly are the most amazing little miracle. Enjoy every last minute of this journey darling because YOU have owned it!

“Singapore, you hold a very special place in our hearts. See you in six months time – WE LOVE YOU!!!!

“See you in 15 hours HOME!!!”

Oscar is only the second child in the world to receive this ground-breaking personalised treatment for T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

At the end of last year, Worcestershire and the West Midlands came together with the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust and Pitmaston Primary School to fund-raise over half a million pounds to fund potentially lifesaving treatment for Oscar as part of the Hand in Hand for Oscar campaign.

Dr Jen Kelly from the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust said “The Grace Kelly Trust are delighted to see Oscar returning home to the UK with his mum and dad. Our smiles have been growing ever wider as we watched Oscar’s miraculous journey. We are so proud to have been able to play a key part in Oscar’s bid for life saving treatment in Singapore and it is wonderful to see Oscar doing so well.”

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust was set up in memory of four-year-old Grace. Grace’s wish was to help other children, and this is exactly what she has helped to do.

Visit https://bit.ly/oscarflieshome for more information and Oscar’s latest news.

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