The fund was set up for Emily's 21st birthday to raise funds for vital research into high grade glioblastoma.
In January 2018 I was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour. Sadly, this type of tumour is rare and aggressive and due to the fact brain tumour research is highly underfunded and little is known about cures and treatments, this means hundreds of people diagnosed are forced to look elsewhere across the globe in order to find an answer.
I have set up for my 21st birthday the Emily Oliver Fighting Fund to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. The Brain Tumour Charity offers many services such as providing detailed information about the various tumour types and most importantly undergoes vital research into all aspects of tumours to help find new treatments and provide hope.
There have been no new treatments in almost 50 years, so donations are vital to fund research and help find effective treatments as research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the management and treatment of brain tumours. Over £500m is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2% is spent on brain tumours.
So please, no matter how small the sum, I would love to raise as much as I can to enable more research to be done in order to help those in my situation.
The Brain Tumour Charity has lots of information on their website if you would like to know more or message me at @elmoliver on Instagram, I'm happy to answer anything!
So far I have raised over £12,000 through birthdays pledges and my dear friend Kevin raised over £8000 when he rode in the Prudential London Ride 100.