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The parents of cancer hero Oscar Saxelby-Lee have revealed their ‘utter devastation’ after the young man was rushed to hospital on New Year’s Eve.
Olivia Saxelby, 26, and Jamie Lee, 28, shared the heartbreaking update just two months after the six-year-old returned to school after being declared cancer free.
Oscar, of St Johns, Worcester, won the hearts of the nation after a valiant two-year battle against a rare form of childhood leukemia and was finally on the road to recovery.
But on Thursday night, mother Olivia revealed how her ‘little warrior’ was once again facing uncertainty after being left hospitalized for the new year.
Olivia shared pictures of the poorly schoolboy lying on a hospital ward with a cannula inserted into his arm.
She wrote: ‘Unfortunately, this is the way we are entering 2021. We are absolutely devastated.
‘Not because of the date or time, not because of how horrible it is to enter a new year apart, but because our boy doesn’t deserve more pain.
Oscar was able to play friends at Pitmaston Primary School
Oscar was able to play friends at Pitmaston Elementary School in Worcester for the first time since December 2018, when he was originally diagnosed.
Oscar was found to have aggressive T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and doctors gave him just a three-month “life or death” race to find a matching stem cell.
His parents launched an appeal to donors across the UK, prompting 4,855 volunteers to break a record queuing in freezing rain to get tested at school.
In total, more than 10,000 people were tested across the UK until a match was finally found in May last year.
A few months later, Olivia and Jamie faced more heartbreak when the cancer returned.
But after a crowdfunding campaign raised £ 600,000, her family brought her to Singapore for pioneering treatment that is not available on the NHS.
Oscar became the second child in the world to undergo the innovative CAR-T therapy before receiving a second bone marrow transplant.
He has now been cancer-free for 11 months after cancer treatment in Singapore and flew back to the UK in June.
Talking about her return to school, Olivia previously said: ‘It’s been a traumatic couple of years, but Oscar took it all in stride …
mother Olivia revealed how their ‘little warrior’ was once again facing uncertainty after he was left hospitalised for the new year
“ Obviously things are not normal right now, but regaining a semblance of normalcy after months of being in the hospital is an absolute joy.
He kept asking us when he could go back to school, but we did not know when the coronavirus situation would also occur.
‘The school has been brilliant to him and he has worked so hard to welcome him back safely.
“ He had the biggest smile on his little face all day and he was so happy to go back to school.
Oscar is really an inspiration, we did not know if it would be a day that we would see
“It has been a roller coaster of emotions, but this has been one of the happiest moments without a doubt and, boy, he deserves it.”