National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Welcoming Aaron’s Army to our Fundraising Family
This new Fundraising Group has been set up to create a lasting legacy for seven-year-old Aaron Wharton who passed away in April this year, three years to the day since he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour.
His parents, Nicola and Lee, were originally told that Aaron, their only child, had Bell’s Palsy after he developed a droop on one side of his face and started randomly being sick and frequently tripping over. He underwent two surgeries on what turned out to be a grade 3 anaplastic ependymoma and developed meningitis twice during his initial 10-week stay in hospital.
At times Aaron’s parents were optimistic that his treatment was working, but despite proton beam therapy and chemotherapy, nothing could save their little boy.
Nicola said: “I hope this and future events will contribute one-day to life-saving research. That would be an incredible legacy for a little boy.”
All of us at Brain Tumour Research extend a big welcome to Aaron’s Army and are very grateful to them for their support. This has already included a successful firewalk which raised more than £10,000, attracting attention from Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds before the Fundraising Group was officially set up.
To support Aaron’s Army with their fundraising please donate here.
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