Facebook Support Groups
Open Communities and groups are vital
Facebook Groups are an amazing resource when looking for support. Generally, they offer a safe space where you can connect with other parents who have an understanding of what you’re going through.
Because the founding trustees felt so in the dark when their son Joss was diagnosed with cancer, our charity ethos is one of openness to any resource that can help. Hence we will include any support groups by different charities that may be able to help.
Fighting to make all brain tumours curable
Age 12, Tyler started suffering from bad headaches and sickness. Initially doctors thought migraines, until his symptoms became more concerning.
Following an MRI scan Tyler was found to have a brain tumour and immediately received surgery to remove as much as possible. Unfortunately it was considered too dangerous to remove all of the tumour in one go without risk of damage. “I wasn’t too worried about having a brain tumour, the worst part was having double and blurred vision”.
Tyler received a further 6 operations, but some of the after effects left Tyler struggling to cope. “I just wished I could hide away until things got better…. I hated the way children stared at me for being different.
Despite his immense problems Tyler remains positive and has been instrumental to Joss Searchlight in increasing awareness and supporting other children like him.
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Donating to Joss Searchlight does so much more than you think. We fund research, educate and support families