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Carol Hayes

We are grateful to Carol who worked with us in July 2018 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away in September 2022. We remember Carol as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts. When Carol Hayes was sent to A&E in February 2018, she expected the worst and sadly her fear became reality. It was a brain tumour that had been causing her constant headaches and affecting her vision, for you. In May, my lovely colleagues raised £3,500 to help the Brain Tumour Research charity fund, Hayes July 2018 Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more

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Craig Johnston

We are grateful to Craig who worked with us in September 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away in November 2021. We remember Craig as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. Craig Johnston was diagnosed with an astrocytic brain tumour in 2018. The 33-year old dad-of-two from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham has since had two brain surgeries, radiotherapy and is currently on his, home, and eventually retire. Then one day, in June 2018, everything changed. I’ll always remember it, costs to fund a day of research at each of the charity’s Centres of Excellence. By being a ‘test case

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Carol’s Fund

Carol’s Fund, Carol Hayes was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in February 2018, which came as a huge shock to someone who was previously fit and well. Carol’s Fund was set up by her children, James and Gemma. They aim to raise £10,000 in 2019 for Brain Tumour Research. So far, the group has raised over £8,000 from a range of activities, including bake sales and keep fit events. Read Carol's story

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/about/our-fundraising-groups/carol-s-fund

Bob Witherspoon

Diagnosed with a multifocal grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in December 2018, 71-year-old Bob Witherspoon from Whitley Bay lost his life to this aggressive brain tumour just four months later. At his funeral, rather than flowers, his family requested a collection for Brain Tumour Research. Having raised over £700 to help fund research to prevent other families from going through the pain they have suffered, they now want to raise awareness of this cruel disease, by sharing their heart, sent for an advanced eye test, CT scans and later an MRI scan. On 6 December 2018 we were given

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Jenny Lambert

We are grateful to Jenny who worked with us in June 2018 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away in November 2019. We remember Jenny as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts. At the age of 59, Jenny Lambert received the news that she had a grade four brain tumour which had probably been growing since her teens. She feared she wouldn’t live to see the birth of her first grandchild, ’ and not even a brain tumour can spoil things for me now. Jenny Lambert June 2018 Brain tumours

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Gemma Edgar

We are grateful to Gemma who worked with us in May 2015 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away on 19th December 2018. We remember Gemma as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts.Gemma, 29, a paediatric nurse at Colchester General Hospital, and a wife and mother, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour after just a few days of migraine-type symptoms. Her sons, Noah and Dylan were

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What Would Ashley Do?

Having battled and overcome melanoma and breast cancer, Ashley Gemmell was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May 2018 and devastatingly passed away three months later, aged just 47. Ashley’s family, friends and colleagues were determined to act in her memory and decided to help fund our vital research. Ashley’s sister, Tracey Gemmell, and friend, Karen Taylor, formed the Group, What Would Ashley Do? From this recent start, they have already raised over £1,500 with generous support from

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/about/our-fundraising-groups/what-would-ashley-do

Stuart Parker

We are grateful to Stuart who worked with us in August 2018 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away on 10th October 2018. We remember Stuart as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. For police officer Stuart Parker, retirement began in a completely different way to how he had imagined. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in December 2017, Here is Stuart’s story, as told by his wife Sam… Stuart proudly served the community as an officer with the Derbyshire Police for nearly 30 years and was due to retire in May 2018. However, his final year in the force wasn’t as stress-free as you would expect. In the summer of 2017, Stuart severely injured his back whilst trying to break up a fight on duty and had to go for surgery to treat it, ’. #notdeadyet – as Stuart would say! Samantha Parker August 2018 Brain tumours are indiscriminate

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Neil Matheson

We are grateful to Neil and his wife Emőke, who worked with us in September 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, Neil passed away on 23rd December 2020. We remember Neil as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. Neil Matheson, from Dundee, was diagnosed with a deadly, grade 4 brain tumour in June 2018 after suffering from excruciating headaches and blurred vision. He was initially told he, collapsing while we were out enjoying a family meal. By spring 2018, he was experiencing more and more, sent to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, to undergo further tests. Following an MRI scan, in June 2018

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Kate Hickman

We are grateful to Kate who worked with us in November 2016 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away in May 2018. We remember Kate as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts.Kate Hickman, 35, had been feeling tired and run down for a while, when she suffered a sudden seizure in June 2016. Thanks to the concern and persistence of her friends and husband, she was finally given a brain

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Aria Nikjooy

We are grateful to Aria who worked with us in October 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away on 8th February 2021. We remember Aria as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. In November 2018, paediatric trainee doctor Aria Nikjooy was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour, sitting in his cerebellum. Aged just 27, he was operated on, treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy, down to stress and tiredness. Then one day in November 2018, while I was on shift, I felt so poorly, at Salford Royal Hospital on 9 November 2018. I felt a lot of trepidation going in for the operation

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Mike Bradshaw

We are grateful to Mike who worked with us in January 2017 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away in December 2018. We remember Mike as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. Mike, a retired company director and keen fisherman, started to behave strangely and his wife suspected he might have Alzheimer’s. When they pushed the GP for a scan, they were shocked to find that Mike, then 62

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Bernice McCabe

We are grateful to Bernice who worked with us in September 2018 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away 18th February 2019. We remember Bernice as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts. Former headteacher, Bernice McCabe OBE, has instilled one essential piece of advice in her pupils: you have to rewrite the story when life takes an unexpected turn. Little did she know, Bernice would, will improve and, ultimately, a cure will be found. Bernice McCabe September 2018 The views

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Richard Worley

We are grateful to Richard who worked with us in January 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away in June 2020. We remember Richard as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. When active father and grandfather Richard Worley, 57, began experiencing headaches and minor balance problems in the summer of 2018, he initially put it down to tiredness and dehydration, after daily visits, a great support to me since I received my diagnosis in October 2018. It started half way through 2018. My, a throbbing sensation in the back of my head. On 29 September 2018, I ended up going to A&E, through it together. Sally took redundancy from her job with NHS Bromley Healthcare in 2018, before my

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Ronnie Perring

We are grateful to Ronnie, his son George and wife Caroline, who worked with us in November 2018 to share his story here. Sadly, Ronnie passed away on 27th December 2020. We remember Ronnie as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. In 2014, aged 41, Ronnie Perring was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumour and the hard-working, family man’s life was turned upside down. As he underwent two, comes back fighting and we couldn’t be more proud of him. Caroline Perring November 2018 Brain tumours

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Phoebe Frances Brown

We are grateful to Phoebe who worked with us in September 2021 to share her story here. Sadly, she passed away in April 2022. We remember Phoebe as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. She will be forever in our hearts. In 2018, actor Phoebe Frances Brown was diagnosed with an incurable tumour in the area of her brain that controls speech, language and memory. The 28-year-old from Nottinghamshire originally thought her, Phoebe tells her story… My symptoms began in August 2018. I’d been in Edinburgh, performing at the Fringe Festival and was feeling really tired. The festival is always intense; you work hard and play hard, so it wasn’t all that surprising that I was feeling exhausted and suffering from headaches. Things didn’t improve after The Fringe, however, and in September it all got a bit more serious. I, in the hospital having major surgery to debulk the mass. My operation was on 5 December 2018. It

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Gary Fordham

We are grateful to Gary, who worked with us in November 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away in October 2022. We remember Gary as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. Single dad Gary Fordham, 43, was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized brain tumour after passing out at the wheel of his van on the M6 motorway. It happened on New Year’s Eve 2018, when he suffered a seizure on his, Here is Gary’s story… On New Year’s Eve 2018 I woke up at 9 pm in Royal Stoke University Hospital, with no idea where I was or what had happened to me. My ex-wife, Gemma, and my son Hayden were at my, as the headaches, I had begun suffering from visual absence seizures. I went to see my GP in June 2018, vision. Things took a turn for the worse when, in October 2018, I suffered a two-minute seizure, my brain tumour diagnosis in Royal Stoke Hospital on New Year’s Eve 2018, I was discharged

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James Hudd

We are grateful to James who worked with us in February 2020 to share his story here. Sadly, he passed away in February 2022. We remember James as we continue our work to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to fund research to help find a cure. He will be forever in our hearts. James is a 39-year-old self-employed television sound engineer, who grew up and lives in south east London, for James in September 2018, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Operations, radiotherapy, for the past 14 years or so. So, in August 2018, when I woke up in the middle of the night, % across all cancers. A date for the operation was set; 28 September 2018. The CNS team had arranged, ’ (correct)…2018. At least I got two out of three right! “Then, the inevitable happened. My head, six weeks of radiotherapy at the start of November 2018. They needed time for brain swelling

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Dale Barclay

of a cerebro-oedema on 25 September 2018 at 32 years old, January 2018 after a three-year engagement. Aside from the treatments which Dale handled like, for six weeks and then oral chemotherapy. “The scans kept telling us Dale was stable until in July 2018, operation. Dale had a second craniotomy on 20 September 2018.The operation went well and he, final gig on 29 July 2018, only two short months before he departed. I am so thankful he wasn’t bed, Barclay Fund, a Fundraising Group for Brain Tumour Research. I found it shocking

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Why I Volunteer - Adam Holbrook

Adam says that volunteering fills him with joy and optimism: “My general feeling about volunteering is pride and a sense of connection with my brother. I love helping where I can. Helping raise money with various private fund raisers, also, gives me great satisfaction that I can help in a little way.” He wants Brain Tumour Research to make a difference, especially after seeing the support it, potentially help other families hit by this devastating disease in the future. January 2018

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