Oliver Roberts was diagnosed with a brain tumour in February 2010 and had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as part of his treatment, which lasted 18 months. Oliver now has regular follow up scans.
Karen and her husband Mark – both oncology doctors – took five months off work to care for Oliver as "we just couldn’t function supporting cancer patients at that time."
The Roberts were supported by a CLIC Sargent Social Worker at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. Karen describes the support CLIC Sargent offered: "If I ever feel a bit wobbly or sad, she’s always there for a chat, as your worries don’t disappear when treatment stops. CLIC Sargent continues to support families after treatment and I think that is so important. We couldn’t thank the charity enough."
Oliver is now off treatment and back studying at primary school.
Listen out for Oliver's incredible story on Metro Radio 97.1FM on Friday 26 April, as part of the CLIC Sargent Cash for Kids Appeal 2013.