The Twilight Walk
On the afternoon of Sunday 30 September, Warwick School families and staff and the local community joined together to take part in the 10k Twilight Walk, raising much needed funds for research into brain tumours.
“I have just started back in Year 9 at Warwick School. On 9 September 2014 I had a brain scan at hospital because I wasn’t feeling very well. Shockingly that evening I was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The following day I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and was rushed into theatre so the surgeons could take a biopsy. I was in theatre for 11 hours that day, that day being my 10th birthday!
After the operation I spent a long time in hospital. Then we, my parents, my brother and I went to Florida to complete a course of Proton Beam Therapy. We spent 3½ months in Florida to receive treatment.
Since America, I have had lots of operations and continue to have regular MRI scans (which I really don’t like!).
I really want to help others and aim to prevent and support other children, adults and families going through the experience my family and I are faced with on a daily basis.
My wish is to understand and defeat brain tumours. The start of this is with a team from Warwick School taking part in the Twilight Walk, 4 years after my diagnosis.
I am really looking forward to the Twilight Walk and hope others will join a group of us walking from Warwick School on Sunday 30 September. Please walk with me and make the 2018 Twilight Walk the best one yet!”