In 2006 I was diagnosed with an inoperable meningioma (brain tumour). I was paralysed from waist down and my tumour increased in size throughout the years. I was told I would never be able to walk again and then after intense personal training for 5 hours over 5 days, I managed to run The London 10K Run In 2010,
Albeit symptoms aside, I defied the odds by retraining my brain and I want to show others that they too can do the same.
I have helped many children along with families on my journey and I want to go back to doing just that. This time, with a child in hand. My miracle daughter Ruby, now aged five years old.
Through my fundraising initiatives thus far, I have raised just over £50k and now that I am back to being me #emotionallyhappy, and ready to face the world, I am hoping to raise a whole lot more awareness with not just brain tumours but prevention, the knowing as well as support through my own personal journey.
The Brain Tumour Charity provides support, information and guidance to people living with a brain tumour and their loved ones. By donating today, you can help them be there for everyone affected, every step of the way.
Please, it just takes £2 per month and this money will go to help The Brain Tumour Charity train 10 families into recognising the first signs of a brain tumour.
£15 could pay for a Brainy Bag for a child who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, giving them comfort and providing invaluable information for parents.
£25 could pay for an hour of specialist nurse support, ensuring brain tumour patients have access to the best care possible.
£50 could help a researcher purchase materials for testing potential new brain tumour treatments in the laboratory. The money could help fund vital equipment such as petri dishes which can be used to grow brain tumour cells to test drugs and monitor their effectiveness.