Danielle Epstein

Dani(J)elle's page- London Marathon 2023 for brain tumour research

Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
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Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
We fund long-term, sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours


In September 2022 the man I love, Jelle Fresen, aged 37, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. This is a very rare, aggressive form of brain cancer, most common in children. As a result of his diagnosis, we made the devastating decision that it was best to separate as a couple but I am determined to support Jelle in the ways that I can.

He is an inspiration, fighting with courage and positivity to beat this awful disease. He has undergone 17 hours of brain surgery to remove the tumour as well as 6 weeks of radiotherapy and is now going through 9 months of chemotherapy. I am going to find running a marathon very hard, having never run further than 5k (the only part I enjoy being the end) but Jelle is my motivation. If he can go through all of this, I can run a marathon. 

More money is needed to fund further research into less harsh and more effective treatments for this cancer. Any money you can donate will help get us closer to a cure and further away from devastating, heart breaking circumstances like ours. So we thank you so much for your support.

disclaimer: if you look at the photos in the gallery there are some of Jelle's stapled head and his radiotherapy mask that may be upsetting to some viewers

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Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease. We are a leading voice calling for support and action for research into what is called the last battleground against cancer.

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