Honored Kid

Oliver Wells

Oliver Wells Kid Photo


Rolla, MO, US



Date of Diagnosis

June 2017


Passed away

Treated At

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Texas Children's Hospital St. Louis Children's Hospital

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My Story

From the moment he was born, our Ollie was the center of our family. He had a contagious smile and a sparkle in his eyes that he used to his full advantage as the youngest of our four kids. We all doted on him, and our world was perfect. But then, out of nowhere, our healthy and happy little boy got the worst diagnosis we could possibly imagine: stage IV, high risk neuroblastoma. In an instant our lives were changed forever. Ollie spent the next 13 months bravely battling this horrible disease. He endured 9 rounds of chemo, more than a dozen surgeries, weeks of radiation treatments, and a bone marrow transplant. He spent most holidays in the hospital, and faced pain and fear that no person should ever face, much less a toddler. Ollie did his part. He smiled through it all, and kept getting back up, no matter how hard he was knocked down. This fight, though, was unfair from the beginning. It was one he couldn't win, and on July 18th, our precious boy took his last breath in the arms of his Mama, Daddy, brothers, and sister. Now we must go on without him, which seems an impossible task. While our family will never be the same, we have decided to pay forward Ollie's beautiful smile. We intend to spread his joy for life, and use his story to help find a cure. Childhood cancer isn't rare, and the treatments we have aren't nearly good enough. Thank you for helping us in supporting the 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure and I'd like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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