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Footballer & Sky Sports broadcaster Dominic Matteo becomes one of our High Profile Supporters

Dominic is a former defender who played for, among others, Liverpool, Leeds and Scotland during a 15-year career is recovering from a brain tumour diagnosis.

Last year, in November, he was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumour and underwent a seven-hour surgery to remove it.

Last month Dominic posted a photo of himself on Instagram taken on 5 Feb, ringing an end of treatment bell at St James’s Hospital in Leeds, after he had completed a six-week course of treatment.

It was a moment of huge emotion for him and his Wife Jessica, filled with cheers and tears.

But they then had an agonising wait of 11 weeks for confirmation that the treatment had worked, after scans had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dominic went in to be scanned on April 17 and a few days later, the couple announced that he had been given the all clear.

He champions the work we do to accelerate a cure and reaches out his support for everyone affected, particularly the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on our community.

“Living with a brain tumour is tough, but so am I, and so you are you. The Brain Tumour Charity offers a wealth of support in all areas, for which myself my family and many others are eternally grateful.

“Times are a bit scary and uncertain right now, reach out... we will be there.”

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