Real stories

Life as a carer: an update from Yasmeen

Back in 2019, Yasmeen wrote about her life as a caregiver to daughter Shakeerah, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour just after her first birthday. During Carers Week 2022, she reflects on some of the continuing challenges she faces.

Brain tumour: Maisie

In January 2016, 10-year-old Maisie was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Mum Dawn shares their story from months in hospital through to recent rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.

Brain tumour: Jake

In January 2019, 16-year-old Jake had an operation to remove a brain tumour. When he woke up, he couldn’t walk or talk. Mum Bal shares their story.