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Chantal Smits

Chantal is Heading For a Cure

Raising money over 2019 in various fundraisers for Brain Tumour Charity (The) because I want to find a cure sooner!

19 %
raised of £10,000 target
by 67 supporters

Brain Tumour Charity (The)

We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour

Charity Registration No. 1150054


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

At 22 years old in March of this year I was diagnosed with an inoperable and (currently) incurable Brainstem/Midbrain Brain Tumour. I cannot explain to you in words how awful it is to have no current treatment options that will cure your disease. 

Although this diagnosis is a shock, I do believe it has happened for a reason & it has made me a much more empathetic Anaesthetic Practitioner!

After 8 months of coming to terms with my diagnosis I started a Blog called Lobe Yourself because the brain is compromised of lobes. It's a no-negativity space aimed at adults with Brain Tumours who need readily available shared information, real-life positivity stories and honest reviews of alternative treatments. You can visit it here:

The fundraising aspect of my blog is called Heading For a Cure.

My personal goal is to raise £10,000 by next New Year for The Brain Tumour Charity who were the only solid point of reference throughout my experience. They're constantly striving to find a cure sooner and this is all I could ask for.

21st November: Bake for Brains @ St George's Hospital target: £50 SMASHED= total raised was £303.30

2nd December: Santa Run target: £100 SMASHED = total raised £475! + 1 sprained foot

VMA Group Christmas Quiz- target: £50 SMASHED = total raised £142 cash and more continues to roll in online

2018 September - December total goal: £1000 REACHED ON 30th NOVEMBER

Jan 2019- Had an article in The Sun go viral and raised awareness Internationally. Spoke about Awareness on BBC Radio 5 Live


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