Olivia’s Treatment in Germany

After deciding to bring forward our departure date, we embarked on a week and a half of absolute mayhem, packing our house and arranging everything for Germany. We had a good flight over arrived in Germany just over a week ago, and commenced Olivia’s scans the next day. We are still waiting on the final results from the bone marrow aspirate, though are very relieved to say that the cancer does not appear to have spread since her relapse. The Oncologist here has indicated that in her current state, Olivia is a good candidate for the Immunotherapy treatment. This confirms to us that we made the right decision in getting her here as soon as we could.                                                                                                                

Greifswald is quite a nice little town and despite some language difficulties we are all settling into our new “home” and coping relatively well so far. Olivia has just completed the second day of her treatment and has so far tolerated it quite well. She is still very happy and active and is very accepting of what we have to do to give her the best chance of beating her cancer.                                                                                                                                              
We continue to be amazed by the amount of support that we have received from the public. Silly Socks Day last week was a huge success, and Mix 106.3 and the Canberra Times have been instrumental in promoting the fundraising activities. We are deeply disappointed that we won’t be at the fundraising dinner on the 11th Sept, though are thrilled that the dinner has been a sell-out. We are confident that the money raised will enable us to access the best possible medical treatment for Olivia and help her fight her battle against the dreaded disease.                                                                                           

We apologise that we have not been able to personally thank everyone who has donated.  For many people, we simply haven’t been provided sufficient details to contact them.  For others, we hope to respond to in the near future, once we are more settled here.  Rest assured that every cent donated is greatly appreciated.

6 thoughts on “Olivia’s Treatment in Germany”

  1. Thank you so much for the update. We think of you all the time and send you lots of love and our very best wishes. You are a beautiful family. Kate and Lilly from upstairs at 210 Barker St.

  2. Hi Olivia and family
    So glad you arrived in Germany and everything is going well. Always thinking of you sweetie. You are a strong brave little girl. Lots of love sweetie always Priest family

  3. Hi ya Darlin’
    We are sending all our love to you guys. We just want to give you a big hug. All our thoughts, prayers and wishes are with you.
    Olivia you are such a brave little girl with the biggest smile that could light up any room. Kick it in the butt, Darlin’, I know you can!!! Lots and lots and lots of love, Bec and Shane x x x

  4. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to wish you the best of luck in Germany with Olivia’s treatment. Silly Socks Day at Gilmore Primary was met with overwhelming support for Olivia. Your family has touched the hearts of so many Canberrans!

    Love and Best Wishes,


  5. We wish you all the best for the treatment in Germany, Olivia. Our prayers for you and you family.

  6. James, Kirsty, Olivia and Sarah

    Reading your story certainly puts your life into perspective, and makes you realise how precious life is. Olivia you are an inspiration to everyone, everytime I log into your site and see that beautiful smile, I hope and pray that everything in Germany is working out for you and your family.

    Kirsty, we look forward to your updates and hope it’s all good news from here on in.

    Good luck Olivia and keep smiling!!!

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