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Mum’s 10k in support of brain tumour son

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who suffers frequent seizures as a result of his brain tumour is preparing to run 10k to help find a cure.

Jade McIntyre is training to run the 10k Cancer Research UK London Winter Run on 13th February in aid of Brain Tumour Research, inspired by her son, Kye. In November 2020, Kye was rushed into hospital after suffering a seizure at home, where an MRI scan revealed a brain tumour. The location of the tumour prevents doctors from being able to operate, forcing them instead to focus on managing his epilepsy.

Having run the London Marathon in 2018, Jade has already raised more than £4,000 for the charity, and now has her sights set on raising enough to sponsor two days of research at one of our Centres of Excellence. She has tasked Kye with choosing a fancy dress costume for her to run the 10k.

Jade said: “I was really shocked by the statistics surrounding brain tumours and how many people under 40 it affects, as well as the little funding it gets. Obviously, we’re doing everything we can to help Kye but it’s nice to be able to feel like we’re contributing something.”

To help Jade reached her new fundraising target, visit www.gofundme.com/f/jade-fund-raiser-for-brain-tumour-research.

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