Local family appeals for support in Brain Tumour researchMay 22nd, 2013
I have been contacted by a local family to ask for support with their petition that closes on 25th June, so please take action soon. The Lewis family have asked me to publish the following text.
Mum and Dad moved to St.Andrew’s in 1975. My brother and I were born and grew up here. I thought that Dad would happily spend his retirement here too. The diagnosis of a high grade brain tumour, gliobastoma multiform, a couple of months before Dad reached retirement age, put paid to that. There is no cure and despite an operation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy Dad deteriorated over 18 months, becoming increasingly disabled until he passed away at the start of this year.
There is currently an e-petition which calls for the government to improve brain tumour diagnosis, enforce best practice in brain tumour care and increase the proportion of cancer research spending on brain tumours. Although brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 less than 2% of the money spent on cancer research in the UK is spent on brain tumours.
100,000 signatures are needed for the petition to be considered for debate by MPs. Please help by signing the petition and spreading the word about the petition.Ashley Down, Bishopston, brain tumours, Bristol, community, epetitions, funding, government, Horfield, local, MP, research, St Andrews, voice Back to news