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Coming up: Oliver is diagnosed with an incurable form of mitochondrial disease. As the news reaches extended family members, it brings out unique emotions and unexpected shoulders to cry on.

Steve and Leanne

Steve and Leanne - Coronation Street - ITV

When informed of Oliver's diagnosis, Steve and Leanne do their best to take in the news but Leanne demands a second opinion.

Toyah

Toyah and Imran - Coronation Street - ITV

Toyah breaks the news to Imran and explains that they will have to put their own child fostering plans on hold. 

Toyah and Leanne - Coronation Street - ITV

Later, she calls at Leanne’s and realises that she can’t raise the subject of fostering, she just needs to be there for her sister.

Leanne and Toyah - Coronation Street - ITV

Will she be able to offer the support that Leanne needs?

Simon

Simon - Coronation Street - ITV

When he overhears Leanne and Steve talking, Simon is deeply offended by an unthoughtful remark. But what will his emotions lead him to do next?

Nick

Nick and Peter - Coronation Street - ITV

As he struggles to comprehend the diagnosis, Nick finds himself making amends with Peter.

Nick and Peter - Coronation Street - ITV

Is Peter the unlikely ally that Nick needs during this time?

Emma

Emma and Alina - Coronation Street - ITV

Alina does her best to comfort Emma when she finds out about Oliver.

Emma and Jenny - Coronation Street - ITV

Emma also seeks advice from Jenny who, having suffered her own personal loss, assures her that in time, Steve and the rest of the family will get through it. 

If you've been affected by Oliver's story, and for organisations who can offer advice and help, please visit: https://www.itv.com/advice/tags/olivers-story