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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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/bob-witherspoon

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/jenny-lambert-ioh

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/gemma-edgar

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, and ‘focus on living’. #notdeadyet – as Stuart would say! Samantha Parker August 2018 Brain

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/stuart-parker

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/kate-hickman

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/neil-matheson

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/mike-bradshaw

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, hepassed 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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/richard-worley

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/ronnie-perring

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/aria-nikjooy

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

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/volunteer-stories/why-i-volunteer---adam-holbrook

Resolutions, resolve and research - Campaigning news

research has risen from £101 million in 2010/11 to £132 million in 2018/19, the largest investment in a disease area. In 2018 the Government announced £40 million over five years for brain cancer, will be receiving them – he talks about what is happening in 2021 not what happened in 2018. Getting questions, of those that fund them and have met many of you at our lab tours. These tours will return and we

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/media/our-blog/our-blog/2021/01/08/resolutions-resolve-and-research---campaigning-news

Mark Duffy

funeral how loved he was and I’m so grateful for the 14 years we had together. Help Fund the Fight It, railway carriage in North Yorkshire. Help Fund the Fight Around this time, Mark’s daughter Anna got engaged and set the wedding date for April 2018 hoping her dad would be there. My heart broke for her in February 2018 when it became clear Mark wasn’t going to make it. Throughout all of this, Mark, and couldn’t swallow anymore, we realised that he was nearing the end. It was 23 February 2018

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/mark-duffy

Devon teen’s story heard at Westminster as brain tumour burden highlighted

granted for 2018/19, bringing the total granted to-date to over £1.2 million In addition to funding, to fund the basic research groundwork needed to accelerate the translation from laboratory discoveries, Parliamentary Group for Brain Tumours (APPGBT). We are supporting the crucial APPGBT 2018 Inquiry

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/media/press-releases/press-release-item/devon-teen-s-story-heard-at-westminster-as-brain-tumour-burden-highlighted

Amanda Stevens

Freelance training consultant Amanda Stevens, 42, was diagnosed with a grade 2 meningioma in June 2016, after suffering from persistent headaches. She married her partner of 24 years, Ian, nine months after her diagnosis and thought she’d seen the back of her illness when, in August 2018, her tumour recurred. Now, five months on from a gruelling 11-hour operation, Amanda is doing well and is keen to help raise awareness by holding a fundraising ball on Wear A Hat Day, I felt after the wedding was short-lived. In August 2018, a scan showed that my tumour had returned, later, in September 2018, as the tumours were putting pressure on my optic nerve. The surgery lasted, due to the potential side-effects. Help Fund the Fight Now, five months on from the operation, on the bright side, as I can pull some amusing expressions! My last scan in November 2018 showed, is life-changing and terrifying, but I’m determined to do all I can to raise awareness and help fund

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-hope/in-hope-stories/amanda-stevens

One Cancer Voice - Final (1.0)

. Following two high- profle screening incidents in November 2018, Professor Sir Mike Richards, . The Cancer Drugs Fund has improved markedly in recent years and since the 2016 reforms, NICE has, for all clinically appropriate cancers by 202323. However, research in 2018 found that only 49, commit to a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund to ensure children and young people are able, cancers. Preventing cancer from developing Recommendation 12: Sustainably fund local Stop Smoking

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/one-cancer-voice---final-(1-0).pdf?sfvrsn=d288d201_2

Daryl Owens

Daryl Owens was diagnosed with a grade 3 astrocytoma when he was 34 years old. He always stayed positive, approaching everything with a sense of humour, and his condition at one point stabilised. After two years however, Daryl began to deteriorate and in October 2018, three years since his diagnosis, he passed away with his wife Jude and his parents by his side, Help Fund the FighDaryl had been having crippling headaches for at least eight weeks but the GP told, of chemotherapy. Neither of these seemed to be helping and in January 2018, Daryl was having focal seizures again. New scans found the tumour had spread to his right frontal lobe. Help Fund, was to say: “I think the machine’s breaking down.” In June 2018, treatment stopped altogether, as possible. On 7 October 2018, three years on from diagnosis, Daryl died with me, Diane and his dad

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/in-our-hearts-stories/daryl-owens
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