Zac Oliver Appeal

Zac Oliver Urgent Appeal

There is a price on our little boys life and we can’t afford it. This huge amount is only achievable with everyone’s help. Together we can give him the chance of a first day of school, riding a bike without stabilisers, falling in love, getting married, travelling, just growing up.

Zachariah Oliver was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of childhood Leukaemia (Near Haploid) in May 2018. After 3 months of treatment his results are not what we had hoped. The chemo hasn’t killed the cancer, so what’s the alternative…

The UK panel of doctors have stated that Zac does not meet the criteria in the UK for the CAR-T trail and that he must relapse before he is eligible. All research states that children with Zac’s diagnosis and positive MRD mostly die due to relapse. We know he will relapse because of his poor cytogenetics. We will not watch him die. We will not wait for his little body to become weak from all the toxic chemotherapy before giving our little boy what could be life saving treatment.

We started desperately searching for somewhere that would offer the treatment. Some Clinical trials have come to fruition in America, (CAR-T) although it is still classed as experimental it has been used for 5 years now and has saved several lives.

We strive to get Zac the best possible treatment to give him the best chance of survival and a fighting chance for life, Zachariah is only 4 so he has a whole life to yet live.

Philadelphia Children’s hospital have already offered to help with the therapy. While they have offered to help with some costs there are some costs they can not cover, (standard healthcare costs, living and travel costs also) this is not going to be an overnight fix it will be months if not years of treatment.

Please help us get him to America and give him the best fighting chance.

The Jermain Defoe Foundation is a UK-based charity that will work with the government and existing organisations in St Lucia to improve the lives of young people on the island.

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