Grandad’s brain tumour discovered after watching 24 Hours in A&E

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The family of a man who discovered he had a deadly tumour after watching Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E is stepping out to help find a cure.

Glenn Farley was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) after he watched the popular medical documentary and mentioned to his wife Thomasina (pictured with Glenn) about a brain tumour patient on the show who had the same symptoms that he was experiencing.

Following his diagnosis, Glenn underwent surgery, followed by gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The operation left him in a wheelchair and doctors thought he may never walk again. But in July 2019, the determined father-of-two lived out his wish as he walked daughter Katie, 31, down the aisle.

A month later, Glenn was told the cancer had spread to his spinal cord. He died surrounded by his family on 16th November 2019, the same day as his son Luke’s 33rd birthday.

Now, Thomasina has shared Glenn’s story, reaching millions to help raise awareness of this devastating disease with articles in The Sun and The Mirror. She and their eldest granddaughter, Maisie, are also walking 10,000 steps every day in February in memory of their beloved ‘Granchie Glenn’.

Thomasina said: “Maisie and I have been loving the challenge so far, with all of our family cheering us on. Glenn would have loved it and I know he’d be very proud of what we were doing to help other families going through something similar.”

To support Thomasina and Maisie’s efforts, please donate to their fundraiser here.

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