Jude Campbell

Judie's The Scottish West Highland Way Trek 2022 page

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In memory of Peter Campbell
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


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My beautiful husband Peter died on 9th March 2021, 17 months after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a terminal brain tumour. My husband had been fit, healthy and full of life and this came at us like a bolt out of the blue, and changed our lives forever. 

The tumour damaged Peter's brain to the point that he became cognitively and physically impaired and his personality changed. In the end he needed full care. He couldn't walk, talk, feed himself or care for himself in anyway. It broke us. To see my beautiful, handsome, loud, gregarious husband reduced to a shell of himself was awful and losing him has shattered my heart into tiny pieces. 

Peter was everything to me - my husband, my best friend, the love of my life.  He was my other half. He was also a wonderful and deeply loved Dad, Grandad, Uncle. 

Peter and I loved rambling, which we would do often, and we loved the Scottish Highlands. I couldn't imagine ever going there again without him, then an advert for a challenge - 96 mile trek through the West Highland Way over 7 days, jumped out at me from a page of Psychologies journal. At first I couldn't imagine myself doing this, but a couple of days later I'd paid my deposit and started panicking about it! Now I'm excited! I have been preparing for it with lots of walking and training which has been so good for me in every way.  I have had so much encouragement and support from my family and my friends. 

It will be a big challenge. I have never travelled with people who I don't know or walked that distance in that way. I'm so spurred on as I'm doing this for Peter and in his memory I would like to raise money for Brain Tumour Research and enough for at least one research day.  Tragically, Peter's Dad died with a brain tumour when Peter was 7 years old and it's on the rise. It's the most common form of cancer death in children, kills more women under 35 than breast cancer and more men under 70 than prostate cancer, yet very little money goes into it's research. 

I want to do what I can to raise awareness and to raise money for research in prevention, diagnosis, better treatment and cure, in my husband's memory. I ask you to please give as much as you can, and share this widely.  Peter is one of many. Check out the stories on Brain Tumour Research website and you'll see. It's a devastating disease. https://www.braintumourresearch.org/stories/in-our-hearts/11

Every penny you give will count and will make a difference for the future. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.  Please do be sure to donate. 

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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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