Victoria junior player facing uphill medical battle; fundraiser aims to help family
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is looking for our community’s support in helping one of our own.
EIght-year-old Oliver Conway is a member of the U8 Boys program this year, but had to stop playing after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour on May 2, 2023.
According to a fundraiser page set up last week, while the initial tumour was removed successfully, further testing found it had metastisized to another part of Oliver’s brain. He will undergo up to six months of chemotherapy at BC Children’s Hospital and six weeks of radiation therapy in Seattle.
Oliver and his family: mom Hailee, dad Evan and little brother Alex, are in the fight of their lives and could use the community’s support to cover the costs of travel and other related expenses to care for and be with their two boys.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the campaign had brought in nearly $36,000 of the $100,000 goal. Interested parties can find more information and donation details at https://www.gofundme.com/f/oliver-conways-journey .