About Joshua “SuperJosh”

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Super-JoshJoshua Wilson aka ‘SuperJosh’ was a very happy normal 3 & a half year old when he was diagnosed with a brain stem brain tumour.

Life saving brain surgery to remove the tumour left Joshua in a coma, before he then started his recovery in rehab – the complicated surgery due to the location of the brain stem left him with complex physical needs, epilepsy, scoliosis, joint & chest problems and an acquired brain injury.

Within 6 months of surgery the tumour had returned and as further surgery wasn’t an option, Joshua started an 18th course of Chemotherapy which to date has frozen the tumour growth and allowed Joshua to start development post surgery.

We then started an incredible life changing journey that through Josh’s Charity we can share experiences, rewards and challenges in the hope that we can help other families in their journey and share our learnings along the way

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Despite the daily challenges he faces, SuperJosh continues to make the world smile

Post surgery, Josh was no longer able to communicate vebally but had cleverly developed his own form of communication using simple signs and facial expressions; to Josh ‘thumbs up’ is Yes and that’s where ‘Thumbraisiers’ & our big Thumbs Up logo comes from.

Josh needed 24/7 care & support for all his needs and aspects of daily life, but we focused on his positive abilities, along with his cheeky personality, smiles, determined drive and happy outlook on life – ensuring he led a full, fun, social and ‘as normal a school life’ as possible.

Josh at the age of 13 was nicknamed ‘SuperJosh’ for his sheer determination to enjoy life to the full and make the world smile.

He’s our miracle and sadly became terminally ill due to post surgery chronic lung problems.

Our incredible boy Josh passed away age 14 on the 3rd November 2014, leaving the most amazing legacy helping so many other children and young people with brain tumours and disabilities.

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