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Zac tells the world: 'Guess what everyone I have no cancer'

By Dominic Robertson | Telford | Health | Published: | Last Updated:

£500,000 was raised to pay for the four-year-old's specialist treatment in America.

Zac Oliver celebrates the news in Broseley

"Guess what everyone, I have no cancer."

Zac Oliver's message is what supporters from across the country have been waiting to hear.

The Broseley youngster revealed the amazing news in a video on his Facebook page where he also thanked everyone who had helped raise the £500,000 to pay for his pioneering treatment in America.

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Zac Oliver is cancer free

Zac's mum, Hannah Oliver Willets said they were still overwhelmed at the support from friends, strangers, and people across the country in the bid to raise the money to save her son.

She said: "Throughout this very difficult journey, we have been lucky enough to have witnessed the most astonishing and selfless acts by friends, family and strangers to help Zaccy.

"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others."

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More than £500,000 was raised for Zac

Hannah explained how the colour in her son's cheeks had started to let her hope for the best.

She said: "He has amazing rosy red cheeks which he has not had for such a long time.

"As a mother I know every single blemish on his body, as a parent you know when something is not right, the colour is not right, and he looks so healthy now, and the colour of his cheeks makes such a difference."

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Hannah said she will struggle to ever find adequate words to thank people for all they have done for her son.

Zac was treated in Philadelphia

She said: "I wish there was a better word for saying thank you, I honestly do. I wish there was something that gave it more power, that there was a more powerful word for thank you because it does not feel good enough. They have given us potentially the gift of life, you cannot ask for anything better than that.

"That one deed, one donation to a cake sale, donating a pound or volunteering, that one deed, you put it together and suddenly you have got a life wrapped in a box you are about to give a parent.

"You cannot get any more powerful than that. One moment in someone's life when they decided to get a pound out of their pocket or get up on a Saturday morning to put up a fence or they were going to play with their band on one occasion, and suddenly you put it all together.

"There are no words really.

"It is very emotional and very touching that people did what they did. To think they have given a boy the opportunity of growing older, they should be very proud of what they have done."

Zac's mum Hannah has thanked everyone who helped raise the money to treat her son

Four-year-old Zac has now returned home from Philadelphia where he underwent treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – an extremely rare form of child cancer.

The revolutionary treatment saw immune cells taken from his own body, modified to fight cancer, and reinfused.

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The treatment, which was unavailable on the NHS, was carried out at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and was only possible after an incredible fundraising campaign saw the country unite behind Zac's cause and donate £500,000 to pay for it.

People across Shropshire held events, collected sponsorship, donated pocket money, and took part in a Wear Red for Zac day to push towards the total.

Zac has told the world he is now cancer free

The fund also received a donation from X Factor creator Simon Cowell before a mystery donor pledged £100,000 to reach the target.

Zac will return to Philadelphia at the end of April for another bone marrow biopsy to see if he remains in remission, and then at three-monthly intervals for the next year.

In the meantime, he will receive intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) once a month to prevent infection.

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