THE CHILDREN'S BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY

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Just One Small Step…

“Just One Small Step* for brain cancer, one giant leap for mankind”. *JOSS

In 1962, American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s 2-year-old daughter, Karen (affectionally known as “Muffie”), died from DIPG, a fatal brain cancer. The same cancer that stole the life of my beautiful son Joss. 

Armstrong said, “How can they send me to the moon, but can’t cure my daughter?”

It’s 62 years since Karen “Muffie” Armstrong died. In this time very few drugs have changed and we’re still using the same chemotherapy drugs for brain cancer as they did in the 1950’s. This is not true of other cancers. Joss Searchlight have spend years campaigning for research into the most incurable of all childhood cancers so that findings will filter through & help find more gentle, less toxic treatments for all cancers. 

Memories of his beloved Muffie fuelled him in space.

Muffie never left her father’s thoughts. When he landed on the Moon & noticed a baby crater, he named it after his daughter and called it “Muffie’s Crater.”

When Muffie was battling DIPG, Armstrong kept detailed notes about her treatment.  When she died, Armstrong returned to work. It was his coping strategy.  He did not grieve in public but like every parent who loses a child, mourned when alone. Memories of his beloved Muffie fuelled him in space.

Please help us get 40,000 signatures to help save children.Sign our open letter today &  be a part of the solution. Every life counts, every day matters & every signature brings us closer to the change we all need.

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