Welcoming Aaron’s Army to our Fundraising Family

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This new Fundraising Group has been set up to create a lasting legacy for seven-year-old Aaron Wharton who passed away in April this year, three years to the day since he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour.

His parents, Nicola and Lee, were originally told that Aaron, their only child, had Bell’s Palsy after he developed a droop on one side of his face and started randomly being sick and frequently tripping over. He underwent two surgeries on what turned out to be a grade 3 anaplastic ependymoma and developed meningitis twice during his initial 10-week stay in hospital.

At times Aaron’s parents were optimistic that his treatment was working, but despite proton beam therapy and chemotherapy, nothing could save their little boy.

Aaron’s Army’s first official fundraising event will be hosting the flagship Ellesmere (Shropshire) Walk of Hope along with the family of Ella McCreadie, lost to a brain tumour aged 13.

Nicola said: “I hope this and future events will contribute one-day to life-saving research. That would be an incredible legacy for a little boy.” 

All of us at Brain Tumour Research extend a big welcome to Aaron’s Army and are very grateful to them for their support. This has already included a successful firewalk which raised more than £10,000, attracting attention from Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds before the Fundraising Group was officially set up.

To support Aaron’s Army with their fundraising please donate here.

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