The medical journey begins
Ollie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) which, Rachel says, felt like a small blessing during a terrible time.
“ALL has had so much really good research done around it. As a result, it has the best outcome of any type of cancer,” she says.
But that wouldn’t necessarily help.
The day after being diagnosed, Ollie went into surgery to have his central line inserted. He also had a chest X-ray, a lumbar puncture, began intravenous chemo and was given intravenous fluids.
Ollie then spent the next nine months in several different blocks of chemotherapies.