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SUPER MUM: Mother takes on Tring charity fundraising challenge inspired by son

 Published on: 19th June 2024   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local mum is taking on a charity challenge to raise money for the hospital which helped her son after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Jordan Ephgrave is raising vital funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) by walking 22 miles along the Grand Union Canal from Leighton Buzzard to Tring and back. She aims to complete the walk, along with a group of work colleagues, on Sunday, September 15.

Jordan said: “On January 17, 2024, our whole world collapsed. My 22-month-old boy was diagnosed with a brain tumour. On February 6, 2024, Addenbrooke’s Hospital performed surgery which has left my beautiful boy with a scar for life on his forehead. We are lucky that his brain tumour isn’t cancer, but it is something he will have to live with his whole childhood. They couldn’t remove all the tumour due to where it was in case they made him blind or damaged his hormones.

“Over the last few weeks, Oakley has had an MRI and his tumour has grown and he now needs further treatment for a minimum of 12 months.

“Addenbrooke’s have been absolutely fantastic and daily we still get a lot of support from different departments.

“The reason I have chosen ACT charity is due to the amazing support we have had from the hospital.

“We will be walking from Vimy Road Aldi to Tring and back which is around 22 miles, all for this amazing charity!

“Oakley is taking everything in his stride and has been so strong and amazing during all of this. We couldn’t be more proud.”

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