Hi, I am Claire Bullimore, founder of Aunty M Brain Tumours and I am here to give a voice to brain tumour sufferers, survivors, family or friends. Also interviewing a number of brain tumour charities, support groups.
Chris Lewis talks about his experience of living with stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma for over 12 years.
Until July 2007 Chris was a self-employed Business Consultant. It was then that Chris was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and given only six months to live! After aggressive chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant Chris was surviving the terrible disease.
"I saw how poor the cancer support sector really was, being so disjointed and not really addressing any practical issues, that I decided to talk out about it to see if I was the only one who felt that way. I wasn’t, and very quickly friends of mine had started me a website dedicated to cancer patents to help spread the word.
This site is now the most popular cancer blog in the UK and I am frequently invited to speak around the world about my experiences. I can now use my influence to change things for everyone affected by cancer, and I have been able to start a unique charity SimPal that gives free phones and sim cards to anyone affected by cancer. The only charity of it’s kind in the world".
You can find out more about Chris's blog here: Chris’s Cancer Community
Don't forget to check out the Aunty M Brain Tumours Website.
(This Recording was held at Croydon Radio as a part of the Brain Tumour Thursday Show, Dates between 2013 and 2016)
Dawn Hamill has survived not only a brain tumour but also breast cancer. Dawn was diagnosed with a Benign Parasaggital Meningioma in November 2008 and later on in 2014 was diagnosed with Grade 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer.
Listen here to her extraordinary story and how she has gone on to be a blogger.
You can also find out more about Dawn on the Aunty M Brain Tumours Blog - https://auntymbraintumours.co.uk/brain-tumour-to-breast-cancer/
Linda Rickford has been supporting the Astro Brain Tumour Fund for many years. After going through a Knightmare of a time when her son was diagnosed with a brain tumour, she doesn’t want any other mother to struggle the way she did.
Linda recalls the whole experience here https://auntymbraintumours.co.uk/brain-tumour-mother/
May 3, 2019
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