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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Remembering Harry Crick

We are deeply saddened to share the news that  Harry Crick has died, aged two.

Harry died on 13th October 2021 surrounded by his loved ones, including his mum, Nelly and his dad, Matt. Harry also leaves three older brothers; James, Olly and Finley.

Yesterday (24th October), Harry’s family announced the tragic news on the Our Harry, Our Hero Facebook page in a post which read: “On Wednesday the 13th October at 1.03pm our amazing and precious boy Harry, gained his beautiful angel wings. He was peaceful in our arms, and surrounded by so much love and all of his favourite things. Our hearts are shattered and life will never be the same again. We miss him every second of everyday. Harry might have lost his battle but he won the war. He is free and now at peace. Fly high our precious angel. I know you are the brightest star in the sky. We love you, always and forever. You were so strong, and so brave and you will always be Our Harry, Our hero.”

In December 2020, at just 22 months old, Harry, from Elmswell in Suffolk, was diagnosed with an embryonal tumour with multi-layered rosettes (ETMR). He underwent gruelling surgeries and chemotherapy in an attempt to keep the cancer at bay. He also travelled with his family to Germany, where he received proton beam therapy, to try to give him more time with his loved ones.

Harry made the headlines in July when England striker Harry Kane, sent little Harry a video message ahead of the Euros final. Harry’s family and friends have been supporting Brain Tumour Research with a number of fundraising activities, including the sale of charity wristbands and a month-long cycle challenge, inspired by the youngest member of the Crick family.

Charlie Allsebrook, community development manager at Brain Tumour Research said: “Our sincere condolences go to Harry’s family and all those who knew and cared for him. All of us at the charity are deeply saddened by the loss of such a young and inspirational boy, who deserved so much more from life. We will never forget his wonderful smile and the bravery he demonstrated throughout his treatment.

“Brain tumours kill more adults and children under the age of 40 than any other cancer. We cannot let this situation continue to happen. We will remember Harry in our tireless work to raise funds and campaign for more investment into this critically under-funded area of cancer research.”

Our thoughts are with Harry’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.

If you have been touched by Harry’s story, please donate to Brain Tumour Research, citing ‘Harry Crick’ as your reason.

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