Brain cancer is a terrifying diagnosis. In early 2013, at the age of 27, I received this news and I, like tragically so many others, faced that initial mixture of shock and despair.
Thankfully, that’s really where the story begins rather than ends. After the initial reaction, I sought to learn as much as I could about this disease, this enemy at the gate. I wanted to empower myself to find a way of getting my life back, and thankfully I managed to do just that.
Life has changed now, but in a great way because I now get to give hope to others and to use what I have learnt to help those facing that same devastating battle. I have become passionate about improving outcomes of this life changing disease and pushing forward our understanding of the biological mechanisms and dependencies, so as to enable many more success stories.
It has been a long journey harnessing the metabolic interventions that have had a profound effect on my life. There is still much science that remains unknown and for patients it can feel overwhelming to try and make sense of it all.
This is why I am so eager to push the scientific understanding forward in the hope that those facing this disease in future can do so with greater confidence.
It is with this goal in mind, that myself and my good friend Isabella Cooper are planning to begin establishing a baseline metabolic phenotype of brain cancer, which will be the starting point on this journey.
Our primary aim is to observe the bioenergetics through the course of disease, providing further research into interventions that target the fundamental metabolism of brain cancer.
To achieve this, we need to raise £99,000 to begin the research.
If you would like to help fund this work, please donate whatever you can spare. Thank you in advance.