Ben Sambrook Fund
The Ben Sambrook Supporter Group is raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, inspired by Ben who is living with a brain tumour.
Ben is alive and well, although it was a very different story in 2006 when he was diagnosed with an aggressive, malignant brain tumour; he was only 7 years old. The bottom fell out of our perfect world.
Following brain surgery and months of gruelling treatment including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, Ben is a picture of health and is doing much better than we could ever have imagined.
However, the dread and fear of the tumour returning is very real and he continues to be scanned every three months. So we just take three months at a time and consider ourselves extremely lucky for each new day.
The Ben Sambrook Fund
We set up this Fund as a celebration of Ben’s bravery and courage against all odds and to give hope to others as he continues to light up our lives and the lives of those around him. To date, we have raised over £40,000 and in 2008 The Ben Sambrook Fund chose to fund a specific research project – the implementation of a molecular brain tumour test. This will improve diagnosis and treatment in patients with high grade glioma, like Ben. You can read more in this article.
We now feel that despite the desperate situation we continue to find ourselves in, we are doing something positive, making a difference by improving the outcome for others with brain tumours. For us this means Ben’s illness has not been in vain.