James Hinnigan
 

New dad James Hinnigan was enjoying life with his partner and their son in Australia when he was diagnosed with a low-grade glioma brain tumour. The family moved back to Greater Manchester just before Christmas 2015 to be near friends and family as they faced the uncertain journey ahead. James mobilised thousands of people across the region to sign an e-petition calling for more funding for research into the disease which is the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s. He has been accepted for a clinical trial and is waiting for a date for surgery and looking forward to the birth of his second child in May.
 

“I do have bad days of course where I feel down and panic about what might happen but, on the whole, I am positive and always try to remember that there is someone, somewhere, who is worse off than me. This is the hand I have been dealt and I have to get on and play the game.” James tells his story…

 


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