Founder and CEO, Brain Tumour Support
Last week was Remember a Charity Week and it brought to mind when my husband and I discussed our wills. We were both only 35 years old and had just been told he had a brain tumour.
I realised very quickly that there were so many extra things to consider alongside his surgery and oncology care. It felt as if the emotional side to his illness was something I had to deal with alone, and then of course there were the practical issues of a life ahead as a widow. As the months went by and the realisation dawned that his life was being cut short, we knew we would have to have some difficult conversations.
How was I going to cope financially, practically, emotionally and with a five-year-old son, who was too young to comprehend the enormity of what was soon to happen in our world?