Weʼve raised £70 to Samuel Bourdillon Brain Tumour Fund to support brain tumour sufferers, their families and help improve the brain tumour 'sector' in the UK.
- Chartham, City of Canterbury, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 18th August 2016
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Samuel is just 5. As his parents it has been heart-breaking to witness the transformation caused by his brain tumour, diagnosed in November 2015. After being silent, pale, vulnerable and withdrawn for months he is starting to get back some of his former sparkling, sociable character. We are passionate about helping patients and families reduce and/or manage this kind of trauma.
Brain tumours wreck lives: - Around 9100 people per year (25 per day) are diagnosed with brain tumours in the UK alone, - The promising lives of approx 500 children per year under 10 in the UK, are being lost or severely affected by brain tumours, - Their families too will have their lives significantly disrupted, careers and livelihoods threatened, - Ironically though, diagnosis statistics & UK funding lag behind other medical spheres and so does understanding of brain tumours generally.
Samuel Bourdillon’s sparkling life has been turned upside down by a life-threatening, fist-sized brain tumour requiring two emergency operations. This was followed by a rare, little-understood condition known as posteria fossa syndrome. Samuel lost his speech, co-ordination, concentration and ability to walk. For Samuel diagnosis was fortuitous. Within days Samuel would have otherwise died.
Phase 1: 1. Samuel back in school with his peers (Sept 2016) 2. Fund promoted (Mar 2016) 3. PR campaign, including seeking support from high-profile figures (-Apr 2016) Phase 2: Starting from Feb 2016. To work with the following charities to further improve life for those in Samuel's position: • Lion Ward, neuro-surgery & rehab, King’s College Hospital, • Ronald Macdonald House Camberwell, • The Brain Tumour Charity, • Danny Green Fund • The Children's Trust.
Donations made so far:
£2500: Neuro-surgery team at King's College Hospital (KCH) for new endoscope
£2500 to Neuro rehab team at KCH for three new specialist wheelchairs
£1000 to Ronald McDonald House Camberwell
Several events are planned...
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Jul 29, 2016
As parents of a cancer warrior we were horrified to hear about Samuel, so wanted to add our support for Samuel, for you & this very worthy cause. With very best wishes,the Kydd family (Caitlin at Fsg)
Mary Daniel (Camilla at MSO's mum)
Jun 15, 2016
Hope scan comes out clear, best of luck in Dubai. I promised this after meeting you at MSO concert, but have been away so it's rather later than I intended.
Apr 28, 2016
With my love and very best wishes to you all. Lee
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Chartham, City of Canterbury, United Kingdom
Paul & Karen Bourdillon are the parents of Samuel Bourdillon (5) who was diagnosed in November 2015 with a large brain tumour growing from the brain stem. We have already raised £20k towards our grand target of £50k and would like to thank all who have supported us in any way!