Ian White

Ian was only 41 years old when he passed away, just three months after learning he had an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme (GBM4).  His passion for riding and specifically the sport of eventing, led his widow, Kathryn, to establish the Ian White Memorial Trophy.  This is presented each August during the Smith’s Lawn horse trials in Windsor Great Park to the best amateur event rider.

 

Ian was transferred to the John Radcliffe in Oxford where he underwent a biopsy – we had already been told that he wouldn’t have surgery because of the position of the tumour.  Until this point we clung on to thinking that there would be some hope, but when we were given the results of the biopsy, that Ian had a high grade glioblastoma multiforme (GBM4), we both knew this was it.  We saw the consultant together.  He was quite clear that Ian couldn’t be cured…” Ian's wife Kathryn's tells his story...


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