Determined youngster with brain tumour steps out to help others - The Leamington Observer

Determined youngster with brain tumour steps out to help others

A DETERMINED youngster who was diagnosed with a brain tumour on his tenth birthday is stepping out to help others.

Warwick School pupil Jacob Walmsley-Jones, is taking part in the 10km ‘Twilight Walk’ – an event organised by the school to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

The 14-year-old from Stratford, was diagnosed in 2014 before a gruelling 11 hour operation on his birthday.

After a long spell in hospital, the family went to Florida for a course of ‘proton beam therapy’ – which uses radiation to kill cancer cells.




Jacob has since had a number of operations and continues to have regular scans.

And now the teen is more determined than ever to support others with the condition.


He said: “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.”

Jacob has already demonstrated his fighting spirit by winning a ‘Pride of Stratford’ award in 2016 for his apron selling scheme to raise money for charities which have supported him.

He added: “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, four years after my diagnosis.

“I am really looking forward to the walk and hope others will join a group of us walking from Warwick School.

“Please walk with me and make the 2018 Twilight Walk the best one yet.”

The walk takes place on September 30 at 4:30pm.

Adult tickets are £15, £10 for those under 16 and under fives go free

The minimum sponsorship amount is £100.

Visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org/thetwilightwalk to register.

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