A FAMILY from Bramley have started the New Year with what could be a fresh start for their five-year-old son.

The Warner family of Farriers Close have started 2019 in Barcelona to begin the process of five-year-old Oliver’s treatment for neuroblastoma – a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue.

Oliver was diagnosed in 2016, a few days before his third birthday.

As previously reported in the Gazette, the Warner family needed to raise £203,000 to fly out to Spain to receive treatment which is not available on the NHS.

In just under two months, more than £130,000 was raised, with the community rallying around to support the family.

The family, along with Solving Kids Cancer, were able to negotiate that Oliver start the treatment in the New Year, with funds still coming in. So on January 1, the Bramley C of E Primary School student landed in the Catalonian city to begin antibody treatment to rid him of any traces of cancerous cells.

On January 4, Oliver’s mother, Jo Warner, posted on Facebook that Oliver is now clear of neuroblastoma, meaning he can start the new treatment.

In the post, she wrote: “All Oliver’s scans are now finished, which is a massive relief.

“We met Oliver’s consultant this afternoon and had the fantastic news that, with the exception of one test that will take a few more days, all his scans are clear of neuroblastoma.

“This is obviously an enormous relief to us.

“The immunotherapy treatment he’ll be having in Barcelona gives him a real chance to beat this, with cure rates of about 40 per cent.

“We wish more than anything in the world that the percentage was higher but are also enormously grateful that we’re able to access this treatment and give Oliver the best chance of life.”

To support the Warner family’s appeal in aid of Oliver, text OLWA99 with an amount from £1 - £10 to 70070 or go to justgiving.com/campaign/oliverwarner.