Jessica Matteo opens her heart about how former Scotland, Liverpool and Leeds defender Dom’s brain cancer diagnosis has affected their lives.
Jessica is sharing their story in Brain Tumour Awareness Month to support The Brain Tumour Charity and highlight our “vital” relationship counselling service.
Our Relationship Support Service is helping relationships thrive
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, some of those we’ve helped through the Relationship Support Service were kind enough to share their experiences.
“I cared for my husband with cancer with an undiagnosed brain tumour.”
A loving wife spent 11 years managing symptoms of an undiagnosed brain tumour whilst she cared for her unwell mother and her husband who also had cancer.
“We could live again, albeit a different type of life,” says wife after husband’s diagnosis.
A loving wife who lost her husband of nearly 20 years to a brain tumour has shared the memories they made during their eight years together following his diagnosis.
Love is in the air for our Young Adults community
Some of our Young Adults Service community explore how to give Cupid a helping hand this Valentine’s Day.
Managing relationships after a brain tumour diagnosis
Dr Katherine Carpenter, helps us explore the ways a brain tumour diagnosis can put a strain on relationships for everyone affected.
Finding love has made me feel like a woman, not just a cancer patient
Jen was diagnosed with incurable brain tumour at 15. At 24 she found love on a dating app when she was at her lowest after losing her hair
Telling your loved ones about your brain tumour diagnosis
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Nick Mooney, offers advice on how best to start talking with your family and friends about brain tumours.
All you need is love…and maybe a bit of inspiration
Date night ideas whether you’re suffering with brain tumour-related fatigue, a lack of money, or just a plain lack of ideas.
Helping love blossom
When one person is diagnosed with a brain tumour, maintaining a relationship can be difficult.
Neal and Sara’s story
“Just six weeks after we got together, Neal was diagnosed with a glioblastoma. He said I could leave him, but I wasn’t going anywhere. He was the love of my life.”
Watching Saturday’s episode of Casualty when Glen reveals he has a glioblastoma and tells new girlfriend, nurse Robyn, it’s not fair on her to stay with him, struck a chord with Sara Challice.