My name is Colin Beazant and i have an only son. We live in Liverpool United Kingdom. My beautiful boy Oliver only 9 years who has a talent in Tennis complained of a lump in his neck last September 2015 following a tennis tournament which he won. Initially we thought it maybe swollen glands but after blood tests, ultra sound, xray and mri scans revealed more than one lump on both sides of his neck. Oliver had to have a large adenoid removed from his neck during a biopsy and the surrounding tissue samples revealed that dreaded news which any parent doesn't want to hear - Oliver was diagnosed with a rare head, neck and throat cancer named nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The tumour is in the nasopharynx at the back of the nasal and in both sides of neck. The doctors at Alder Hey Children's hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom put forward a treatment plan. This initial plan included 3 cycles of chemotherapy before Christmas at Alder Hey. The next treatment would involve radiotherapy and proton beam therapy but the United Kingdom doesn't have a proton centre. Therefore we came to the UF proton institute in Jacksonville Florida for his continued treatment. We are both currently here in Jacksonville where his treatment is 3 months. The problem being i haven't worked for some time now due to supporting Oliver. We have exhausted all our current resources and finance is a struggle for us over here. Oliver is a very talented young boy, not only is he bilingual in both Mandarin and English he is skills in tennis and piano. Once Oliver beats this disease i believe he will go on to contribute a great deal to society and i myself will dedicate my time to cancer charities. I would appreciate the smallest of donations to help us with the living costs out here to take some of the stress and worry away. We thankyou from the bottom of our hearts.
- Annette Parker
- Alex Tamm
- Toni Cook
- julie Twiss
Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom