Dawn, Abby, Ollie and Mario wear Team Ollie t-shirt shirts with Ollie printed in Braille - August 2020.
Ollie was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in November 2019 when he was 7 years old. His battle with cancer was pretty bumpy with multiple relapses in his central nervous system that caused him to go blind and need a stem cell transplant.
Unfortunately Ollie relapsed in his brain again just after his 11 year old sister Abby had donated stem cells for him and just 8 days before he was supposed to have the transplant. Thankfully he was able to get back into remission with brain and spine radiation and a new drug obtained under compassionate grounds.
He finally got his transplant on July 20, 2020 thanks to his sister Abby's incredible stem cells and is doing great today!
Ollie spent more than 150 days and 104 nights at CHEO during treatment in the first year. In the 2 years since his transplant he's been there at least every 3 months for bloodwork and checkups, had 36 doses of re-vaccinations and scans every 6 months. He remains so well today and we are forever grateful to CHEO for all that they've done to get Ollie well.
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