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Category: Supporter stories

  • Oliver’s story

    Oliver was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma at the age of 39, in 2012. He shares his story with us, and tells us that he doesn’t want to be defined as “a bunch of symptoms.”

  • Brain tumour blogger Angela Conway wins North East charity award

    Angela Conway, 27, won the Individual Charity Supporter of the Year award at a gala event last night.

  • Tom Daley with his Medal in 2012

    Tom Daley talks candidly about losing his Dad to a brain tumour

    Tom has been a vital supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity since losing his Dad, Rob, to a brain tumour in 2011, before he was able to see Tom go on to his medal win at the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Ewan and Kerrie’s story

    Kerrie tells us of her joy as her son Ewan starts grammar school after a double brain tumour battle.

  • Molly’s Story

    Molly aces GCSE’s whilst battling undiagnosed brain tumour. She receives 7 A*s and 4 As following proton beam therapy in America.

  • Casualty star, Jason Durr backs The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Ella

    Casualty star Jason Durr, is supporting The Brain Tumour Charity after his friend’s daughter Ella Fosbury-Hill, lost her life to a brain tumour in 2013 at the age of 11.

  • Holly’s story

    Actress Holly Matthews tells the heartfelt story of her husband Ross and his diagnosis of a brain tumour. Just this week, Ross underwent a second round of surgery and is now at home recovering well.

  • Zoe’s story

    Zoe’s mum Julie lost her life to a brain tumour last year after starting the Heads Up supporter group, which has raised more than £44,000.

  • Nathan and Hailey’s Story

    “We take it in turns to be positive for each other.” When his fiancée Hailey was four months pregnant with their second child, Nathan was diagnosed with a glioblastoma.

  • Neal (in a wheelchair), held so tightly by Sarah, his carer and wife.

    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.

  • Amber’s story

    Imagine the anguish of being told your nine-year-old daughter wants to kill herself. That’s what Zainab faced as her daughter, Amber was driven to despair by her undiagnosed brain tumour.

  • “I take one step at a time” – Emily’s story

    At the age of 29, Emily Morris didn’t feel right – but she couldn’t quite put her finger on the problem. Neither could her doctors.

  • Josh’s story

    The profound side effects of brain tumour surgery still disrupt and dominate life for Josh, his parents and his three siblings.

  • Dylan’s story

    The stark impact of a childhood brain tumour diagnosis has been captured by a mother who photographed her young son every month as he was treated for the disease.

  • Earl Spencer – Why I support The Brain Tumour Charity

    We were delighted to welcome our patron, Earl Spencer, to support us at a major fundraising event recently in the City of London. Here, he explains why he is committed to our cause.

  • Tributes after Tasha loses brain tumour fight

    Tributes have been paid to The Brain Tumour Charity’s ‘sassy and brave’ Young Ambassador Tasha Floyd, who has died at the age of 24.

  • Ten-year-old’s scan delay after brain tumour battle

    Ewan MacKerracher, a ten year old boy from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, has been diagnosed twice in the past with brain tumours. He has been waiting almost two years for a routine scan that could show any recurrence of the disease.

  • Story of hope: Alice and Emma

    In July 2015 Alice was discharged after nine years of treatment and monitoring for a brain tumour. Her mum Emma talks about what it means to get to the end of treatment.

  • TV presenter Sue Perkins reveals she is living with a brain tumour

    Sue Perkins, presenter of the Great British Bake Off, has revealed today that she has lived with a brain tumour for the past eight years.

  • My mother had a terminal brain tumour. Who could possibly understand?

    When my mother Janet was diagnosed with the brain tumour that eventually took her life, I was terrified. Like the rest of my family, I had experienced nothing like it.

  • Dying well – Improving end-of-life care for brain tumour patients

    Sacha Langton-Gilks lost her 16-year-old son David (DD) to a brain tumour in 2012. We invited her to share her family’s experience, and her passion for improvement in end-of-life care. This is an edited version of the speech she gave at our first paediatric brain tumour information day, which was held in Southampton in May 2015.