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Man sends selfies during brain tumour surgery

Brain Tumour Research supporter Jim Murphy has been in the headlines after he revealed he sent photos of himself during surgery to his friends and family.

Jim, 54, who lives near York, has thanked the NHS for the “incredible” care he has received having been diagnosed, undergone surgery and started treatment for a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) all during lockdown.

Incredibly Jim’s diagnosis comes 18 years after his wife Gill was told she had a brain tumour. She has also endured surgery and ongoing treatment having initially been diagnosed with a low-grade tumour which, over time, has become a GBM.

Jim has been working with us to share his story which has now been covered extensively across Yorkshire, including pieces in the York Press, Hull Daily Mail and nationally with a story on the BBC website. He has also been on ITV Calendar, BBC York and Minster FM.

The couple set up the Fundraising Group Circle of Hope following Gill’s diagnosis and have raised nearly £90,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

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