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Nursing student, 21, has just months to live after being diagnosed with brain tumour – Nottinghamshire Live
A nursing student at the University of Nottingham is receiving end of life care in a hospice after being given the devastating news she has just months to live.
Emily Oliver, 21, was at the university when she fell ill and in January 2018 was told she had three months to live after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour.
She used her 21st birthday in October as a way to collect money to fund research and has already raised more than £30,000.
Her father has said the family left no stone unturned in trying to help Emily, but she is now receiving end-of-life care at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.
Tim Oliver, the Conservative leader of Surrey County Council, said his daughter was overwhelmed by the support she got on her birthday last year.
She was very proud of that,” Mr Oliver told PA.
“Emily has been unbelievable just in the way she has coped with this illness. Never has she said ‘why me?’
“Nobody is to blame. It’s just a horrible quirk of nature.
“She has gone through some horrendous treatments. But she has fought all the way through and we will continue to fight for her.
“The reality is there is no cure for these types of tumours. Our hope is one day, this dreadful disease, we will find a cure for it. It won’t help us but hopefully it will help other parents.”
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 – 5,000 deaths each year – and just 14 percent of adults survive for five years after diagnosis, the charity says.