Animations explaining brain tumours
We have a range of animations that explore and explain a variety of subjects relating to brain tumour patients. The animations were originally designed for children, but we have found that people of all ages find it informative to watch them, as it helps them understand what is happening.
Meet Jake, Charlie and Lily
Jake, Charlie and Lily help children understand their, or their parents or siblings, brain tumour diagnosis. The animations cover a range of topics that they may have questions about including scans, steroids, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and neurosurgery.
Animations with subtitles
Our Jake animations are also available to view with subtitles.
We would like to thank Emma Miller, script writer and production advisor, and Will Miller, animation advisor, for helping to develop Jake. Emma says:
“Since losing my father, Martin, to a glioblastoma grade four we have wanted to help The Brain Tumour Charity. Utilising our knowledge in children’s animation and writing seemed the perfect way to do this. We feel very honoured to have the opportunity to be involved with Jake.”
Thank you to Andy Williams whose animation skills have brought Jake to the team.
Jake is © The Brain Tumour Charity 2015.
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Our Children & Families team offers support to children, young people and families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. We’re here to help with any information you might need, answer your questions, listen and provide support.
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