A SIX-year-old boy who has been battling against cancer has come out of hospital.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee left National University Hospital in Singapore today after spending six months at the hospital while he received CAR-T therapy and a second bone marrow transplant.

Oscar was allowed to leave the hospital as his latest tests show he is still free from cancer.

The Worcester News spoke to Jen Kelly, director of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, who has kept in touch with the family.

She said the little boy has still got a few things to contend with as the recovery from a bone marrow transplant is a long one, but she said it is “incredible” to see how far he has come.

He is now out of hospital but is still returning very frequently for treatment so he will still be in Singapore a while longer.

Dr Kelly added: “I spoke to Olivia, Oscar's mother a few days ago. It is wonderful that he is doing so well.

“They have now been in Singapore for six months and it is incredible that he is still cancer free and that his bone marrow transplant has gone well to date.

“We would like to say a big thank you to the people of Worcestershire for helping us give this lifesaving chance to Oscar and his family."

A heart-warming Facebook status was posted on the Hand In Hand for Oscar page which keeps the public updated with how the youngster is doing.

The post said: “He’s only gone and done it!!!!!!!

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our AMAZING team at National University Hospital – NUH, you have made miracles happen!

“Oscar’s Army, and of course the incredible Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust

We love you all!


Headteacher from Pitmaston Primary School - where Oscar is a pupil - Kate Wilcock, said: "Incredible news his last results are MRD negative, no disease.

"We are absolutely blown away - the dream has become a reality! He has left hospital to go home - obviously he will be staying in Singapore at the moment!

"Isn’t it the best news ever! A very emotional day."

The little boy from St John's underwent specialist CAR-T treatment in Singapore after a crowdfunding campaign raised £600,000.

He is only the second child in the world to have received the specialist treatment.