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“We need to change perceptions” says widow
The widow of a man who was misdiagnosed with sleep apnoea just weeks before he died of a brain tumour is raising awareness to help find a cure.
James Lamerton died in November 2021, just five weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in his pineal gland, later identified as a grade 4 glioblastoma (GBM). He was being treated for sleep apnoea at the time and taking medication for migraines thought to be connected to the condition.
James underwent surgery to debulk the tumour, but suffered post-op complications and died shortly afterwards. He was just 40 years old and left his wife Myriam and two-year-old daughter, Layla.
Now, Myriam is honouring James’ memory by sharing to raise vital awareness of the disease.
She said: “My relationship with James was a true love story; it began with love at first sight after fate intervened to put me in the right place at the right time and I feel that sharing his story is a nice way of honouring his memory.
“We need to change people’s perceptions of brain tumours and for me that means changing the narrative to make people realise that this could also happen to them and the people they know and love. We have to do more.”
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