National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Supporters are sharing their stories
A woman crowdfunding for private treatment, a son paying tribute to his beloved mum and a seven-year-old who has taken to the stage are amongst the supporters helping to raise awareness of brain tumours.
Katie Symmons was diagnosed with a grade 3 meningioma in 2014, aged 30. This year, after learning that she has two new tumours and her original tumour is growing, Katie has been told she only has months to live. She says that crowdfunding for private treatment is her “only hope” and is working with us to raise awareness. Her story has been shared widely, including in The Mirror, Nottingham Post and Leicester Mercury.
Elsewhere, seven-year-old Noah Griffiths is fundraising in memory of his mum Briar, who died from a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) last year. Noah is taking part in our Cycle 274 Miles in August Challenge to mark the first anniversary of losing his mum and his story has been shared on news websites across the UK, including the Liverpool Echo, MSN and YorkshireLive.
We recently shared how Betsy Griffin (pictured with sisters, Ava and Faith) was the star of the show as she took to the stage at Raver Tots Festival in Essex to ask people to support our Stop the Devastation campaign. Betsy’s amazing awareness raising has been featured in her local press, including the East Anglian Daily Times and Watford Observer.
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- Katie’s story in The Mirror
- Noah’s Cycle 274 Miles challenge in the Liverpool Echo
- Betsy in the East Anglian Daily Times
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