Cameron was first diagnosed with a glioblastoma in November 2010. He underwent successful treatment and despite being left with increasingly reduced mobility continued to live life to the full. If he wanted to do something he found a way of doing it. He continued working, he skied, he swam, he travelled. Most importantly of all, he inspired everyone around him, showed us all how to live and the importance of seizing the day. Over the years Cameron dealt with various health issues stoically and never lost his positivity. Sadly, he was diagnosed with another glioblastoma in May 2023 and nothing more could be done for him. During his last weeks he was at home surrounded by his family and died peacefully on 18th June 2023.
When Cameron first became aware that funding into brain tumour research was so limited, he was determined to do what he could to help. He set up his Supporter Fund shortly after his diagnosis. When he became a member of the Scottish Parliament in 2013, he used his position to work with the charity to raise awareness of the importance of funding research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. Later he became a member of the Charity’s Scottish Steering Committee.
The Buchanan family are determined to keep raising funds for the Charity and would like you to know how much your donations in his memory are appreciated.
‘My interest in The Brain Tumour Charity began when my son undertook a sponsored bicycle ride through France to raise funds for the Charity. I was horrified to learn that research into brain tumours receives less than 2% of total cancer research funding so it is for that reason, that I am anxious to help raise as much money as possible to fund research into the causes and cure of brain tumours.’Cameron Buchanan