In My Brother has a Brain Tumour, Lily, the main character, is a seven year old girl whose big brother Noah has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Lily helps children understand what is happening to a brother, sister or even friend, by talking about her brother’s diagnosis and her own experiences. She explains Noah’s diagnosis, treatment and side effects,and, most importantly, tells children about brain tumours in a gentle, simple and easy to understand way.
“If I had seen a video like this when my brother was first diagnosed it would have helped me understand why he acts the way he does sometimes and why he can’t do certain things.
It helped me understand what he feels like – feeling dizzy, sick, sore and sometimes angry. The video shows me that I am not alone – there are other kids who have brothers and sisters with brain tumours and sometimes we get treated differently to them.” A child whose brother has a brain tumour.
My Brother has a Brain Tumour was created following the success of Mummy has a Brain Tumour, which was launched in autumn 2015 and is part of our Jake series which was unveiled in 2014. Like My Brother has a Brain Tumour, these animations star Milo, Jake and Lily, who provide simple and easy to understand information about life after a diagnosis, and have proved to be hugely helpful tool for children and adults alike.