Four-year-old boy finally flying to America for groundbreaking leukaemia treatment

Zac has a rare form of leukaemia. The treatment is available in the U.S.
  • More than £500,000 have been raised for a four-year-old boy with a very rare form of leukaemia which has helped to send him to America for treatment.

Zac Oliver, 4, from Broseley, Shropshire, was diagnosed with a rare strain of blood cancer named Haploid. He is considered to be the only child in Britain with this particular strain.

Family and supporters helped to raise the money in just 2 months which has allowed him to travel to Philadelphia for the treatment.

More than a 100 lorries took part in a convoy in Shropshire to raise money for him.

He and his family have now landed in America.

The four-year-old was undergoing chemotherapy and receiving treatment at Telford's Princess Royal and Birmingham Children's Hospitals.

On the flight headed to the States, Zac's mother Hannah, cried, saying:

"These are tears of joy, that we've done it! We're on the plane. I just want to say thank you to everyone. Wish us luck."

Zac will be receiving the new treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.