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Fighting for a Cure in Josh’s memory

A new Fundraising Group has joined the fight against brain tumours in memory of a young man who lost his life to the disease.

Josh Brown was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma in 2015. He underwent two craniotomies and Gamma Knife surgery, but sadly nothing could save him. Josh died on 14th March 2019, aged 29. He planned his own funeral at which his beloved dog, Diggs, named after one of Josh’s surgeons, led the procession.

His sister Kim (pictured with Josh post-diagnosis) has set up Fighting for a Cure as a way of keeping her younger brother’s memory alive among his friends and family, particularly for her young son Joey who was very close to his uncle Josh.

She said: “I miss my little brother terribly, but I am comforted he fitted such a lot into his short years of life. He’s still top of my phone’s speed dial and every day I see his name it’s a reminder to live life to the max, be bold, strong and beautiful in mind, body and spirit, just as Josh did.”

We welcome Fighting for a Cure to our family of Fundraising Groups and thank them for their support in championing the fight against brain tumours and raising funds to support our cause.

If you would like to set up a Group to help us fund the fight against this devastating disease, please click here to find out more.

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