Four-year-old Ran 26 Laps After Chemotherapy Session to Raise Money for Brain Tumour Research
Little Otto Reeve who was diagnosed with a medullablastoma brain tumour last summer, was determined to complete the national 2.6 Challenge for charity on Sunday.
His family were not sure if he would be out of the hospital in time following his latest round of chemotherapy – but he vowed that if not, he would do 26 squats on the ward instead.
However, a delighted Otto was able to complete his own “garden marathon” at his home in Winchmore Hill, north London, on Sunday – having been discharged the day before.
The determined youngster completed 26 laps around the garden to raise money for Brain Tumour Research as part of the national 2.6 Challenge and has so far raised £1,140 (~RM6,115)
The challenge saw people up and down the country taking part in any exercise of their choosing – as long as it had the number 26 in it.
Otto’s proud mum Amy Reeves, 37, said: “We are extremely proud, and always amazed by Otto.”
“We are extremely grateful to the NHS and everything they have done and continue to do for our family.”
“We are still able to continue treatment at Great Ormond Street hospital despite the coronavirus epidemic.”
“We know that it is thanks to scientific research that Otto is able to have such effective treatment and we were over the moon to discover his latest scan was clear.”
Otto has now completed 13 out of 16 courses of chemotherapy.
Original Author: James Cowen and Sarah Lumley
Article Syndicated from Enfield Independent