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Little Boy Loses Cancer Battle

Tuesday August 20 2013

Oliver Field Oliver Field

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy who was fighting a rare and aggressive form of cancer has died.

Little Oliver Field had been battling neuroblastoma since he was eight months old. He died at home with his parents, Laura and Paul, brother Sam, and grandparents by his side.

Oliver's grandmother Catherine, 53, of South Drive, Dodworth, said: "He's the bravest little fellow.

"He was always happy and smiling and he loved his dinosaurs and cars. He loved dancing and was always copying his brother, Sam.

"We all got a little cuddle from him."

Oliver visited a London hospital twice in June, where he underwent a scan to see if the tumour could be treated.

But Catherine said it couldn't and he never really picked up after that.

"He'd already had some radiotherapy in Leeds and it had made him so weak. We also found out last Monday that his tumour had spread.

"He just got on with it and when he was unwell, he was just waiting to get better."

Laura and Paul, of Dalton, near Huddersfield, were dealt a double blow when Sam, five, was diagnosed with meningitis in April, but he has since recovered.

Oliver's grandfather, Stewart, 52, said the family appreciated the generosity shown to them by Barnsley people.

He said: "We've raised a lot of money in Barnsley and we never expected it. We just want to say thank you."

Up to £170,000 has been raised through The Oliver Field Appeal which will now be used to help families affected by neuroblastoma.

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Reply Posted by Gill on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 14:25
I could never Imagine losing one of my children although I know the loss of a sibling. God bless little Oliver, sleep well with the Angels little fella. My deepest sympathy with all the family xx

Reply Posted by maud on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 14:50
my heart goes out to the family of this lil man r.i.p oliver fly high with the angels xx

Reply Posted by Jason on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 17:21
What a brave and strong little fella. his parents must be hurting right now. but they will be so proud of their marvellous creation of such a fighter. RIP little fella

Reply Posted by x x x xx on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 19:17
I lost my sister to the same type of cancer, my heart and thoughts go out to his family x

Reply Posted by Teresa on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 21:35
Condolences to all the family god bless this little fella such a cruel world x

Reply Posted by perry on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 23:21
Sleep tight little man xxx

Reply Posted by j on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 00:31
RIP little man, my thoughts and sympathy's to all the family xx

Reply Posted by Patricia on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 06:58
Bless this little angel now in Gods tender care, my prayers are with his family , xx

Reply Posted by sarah worsnup on Friday August 23 2013 at 09:18
My heart goes out to you all beautiful little boy fly high with all our angels gone way too soon but never forgotten love hugs and floaty kisses sent out so glad ur other lil boy made full recovery of his illness xx

Reply Posted by brian on Friday August 23 2013 at 09:19
Such a shame rest in peace little dude

Reply Posted by BarnsleyFred on Friday August 23 2013 at 09:35
Another angel in Heaven...

Reply Posted by daisy on Friday August 23 2013 at 13:15
didnt know the family my thought and prayers go out to you all.good night god bless little man.x