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Chantal Smits

Heading for a Cure

Raising money over 2019/2020 for Brain Tumour Charity (The) because we want to find a cure sooner!

82 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 134 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 below are current fundraisers & my story.

My Story

At 22 years old in March of last 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. I was working in a Neurosurgical Unit at the time in Anaesthetics & continue to do this role but now in a pioneering clinic on Harley Street.

14 months later I became "stable" which is the news that so many brain tumour patients never even get. However, stable means so little in the grand scheme of things; a cure is what is needed! 

I've subsequently become an Ambassador of The Brain Tumour Charity with 20 other Young Adults who are determined to speed up the routes to finding a cure.

After 8 months of coming to terms with my diagnosis I started a Blog called Lobe Yourself because the brain is composed 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. It's helped almost 70,000 people worldwide. You can visit it here:

My personal goal is to raise £5,000 by 2020 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 while improving quality of life 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 

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 and Daily Mail TV

March 2019- Became an Official Young Ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity and will be fundraising on a much larger scale for the next two years. We raised £400 unexpectedly on our training weekend!

August 2019- Climbing Ben Nevis! £4000 raised for The Brain Tumour Charity! 


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