Garry is 62, and his passion in life since 2005 has been the charity he set up which helps people with a history of issues such as addiction, homelessness and offending to access employment and education. When not working, he loved wild camping.
But the brain tumour has changed all that. Garry has had to step back to an advisory role at work because he can’t drive and finds it hard to use a keyboard. He can no longer go wild camping on his own in case he has a fit. He has problems with short-term memory; he gets tired easily; he finds it difficult to focus and he has lost a lot of confidence in his own abilities.
Brain Tumour Support is a charity whose vision is that no-one is alone when facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. The charity will support anyone affected, including patients, friends, family and carers, at any time in the journey and for as long as it is needed.
Garry now receives 24/7 palliative care from close family. “Mates and family have been great but they will never really understand,” says Garry, “With Sarah, the support is consistent and I know she is there whenever I need to speak to her. I have found the support I get from Brain Tumour Support very beneficial. It is the only form of professional support I get and I really value it.
The single is called Golden Sun and is available to download from Amazon and iTunes. It costs only 99p, with all proceeds going to Brain Tumour Support.