Gillian Fenton

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Gillian built her life around creating a happy home for her family. At first misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis, her anxious family were finally told she had a tumour of the central nervous system and she passed away six months later at the home she was dedicated to making.


“I miss my mum every day. I miss being able to talk to her, I went to her about everything and find myself reflecting on what she would have said about things. Sometimes I have very vivid dreams where we have conversations and I wake up feeling as if we really have spoken. It is only now I am able to talk about my mum openly and remember her without the fog of bereavement. I know only too well how little is known about the effects of cancer on the brain. Research is the only way we are going to make a difference and prevent other families suffering as we have done.” Gillian’s daughter Sarah MacFadyen tells her story…

 


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