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.