Charlie's Story - Brain Tumour
- BRAIN TUMOUR
After being unwell one day in 2015, Charlie was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Charlie and his parents, Toni and Mark, bravely shared their story for Stand Up To Cancer.
Treatment severely affected Charlie. In 2018 he said: “Now I can’t ride my bike, go swimming, or run with my friends at school.” He had eye surgery, facial surgery, his walking was affected and his pituitary gland was damaged so he couldn't grow anymore.
"He's a really strong little boy. Even though he's going through so much, he still thinks about everyone else."
After going into remission, Charlie went for a scan which revealed more growths on his spine. He continued to have treatment but in December 2020, Charlie very sadly died, aged 13.
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