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Dec 10, 2020
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity (charity reg number 1151518) relies on the support of the public to enable us to provide the help and services we offer.
In 2004 Joshua was three and a half years old and was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour. Life-saving surgery to remove the tumour left Josh with serious post-surgery disabilities. Josh’s parents Dawn and Colin, began a new journey, bringing up their boy who now had complex needs, bringing costly challenges and difficult battles to fight to ensure he had a positive and happy life.
Almost ten years later on Josh’s 13th Birthday in 2013, Josh’s mum Dawn, launched The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity with the aim of helping other families living with childhood brain tumours and post surgery disabilities.
From Christmas 2013 Dawn and Colin were told seven times in 11 months that their son only had 48-hours to live. Josh defied all odds, earning his nickname SuperJosh and he turned 14 in August of 2014, but he sadly died later that year (November 2014).
Since his passing, Dawn and Josh’s other family and friends have maintained their commitment to his Charity and continue to help children, young people and their families in his legacy.
It’s an amazing journey and to date we have raised over £900,000 and have helped over 1,900 families thanks to our wonderful supporters and the generous help of the public.
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