National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Family fundraising to make people’s “futures brighter”
The family of a six-year-old boy whose brain tumour “left him like a newborn again” will join our Walk of Hope in the hope of helping to find a cure for the disease.
Max Fox was just three years old when he was diagnosed with an ependymoma in April 2020. Since his diagnosis, Max has had three operations and undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He was left with Posterior Fossa Syndrome (PFS), and was unable to walk, eat, or even swallow. He slowly regained movement over a period of months.
Max’s mum, Alex Kirkman, said: “I was in total disbelief when I was told Max had a brain tumour. I wasn’t able to comprehend what was happening to him and there were times when I couldn’t see how he was going to get better. We now want to do what we can to give back, to raise awareness and money to help fund research to make other peoples’ futures brighter.”
Max now has scans every four months. His most recent in April was clear.
Now, we’re looking forward to Max, Alex and dad Dan, along with other family members, joining us at our Walk of Hope in Leicester. They will be among supporters walking 6km around Bradgate Park with wonderful views of the Bradgate House ruins and Cropston reservoir to enjoy along the way.
There is still time to join one of our Walk of Hope events taking place across the UK on Saturday 30th September. Register now for your Walk of Hope t-shirt and enjoy support from our friendly fundraising team as you help fund the fight against this devastating disease.
If our events aren’t convenient for you, don’t forget you can still get involved and organise your own Walk of Hope wherever you are and whenever you like. We’ll still be here to support you every step of the way.
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