I am Craig, Jackâ€™s dad.
I would personally like to thank inspectorgadget for posting about Jack and to thank all of you for your kind words of support and the donations you have made. Reading your comments are a real boost to our morale as a family unit, as we strive to cope with what we are facing.
We also take comfort in the knowledge that more and more people are becoming aware of brain tumours because of Jackâ€™s story being spread via what has been described as the best use of 21st century social media EVER!!
The single most effective way of improving brain tumour survival rates with current technological and medicinal treatments is EARLY DIAGNOSIS THROUGH AWARENESS. The earlier a patient is diagnosed the easier it is for the surgeons and medics to treat, which means the greater the quality of life through that treatment for that patient. So please spread the word about brain tumour awareness and lets collectively, improve our survival rates.
Re the comments left by Josef.
Ignore them. I served in the Army for 17 years and like many of you have had to face such vile comments and actions on too many an occasion to be bothered by them. His comments only go to show how ignorant and cowardly he is, to hide behind the anonymity of the internet. Of course, I am always willing to re-educate these types, if they had the minerals to discuss their opinions face to face!
To finish, I would like to reiterate our gratitude to you all and ask that you bear the following in mindâ€¦
1 in 2500 children will be diagnosed with a Brain Tumour. Not all will be cancerous, but even benign Brain Tumours are life changing.
16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.
The UKâ€™s 5 year survival rates are only around 14% for brain tumours compared to 50% for other types of cancer. (We have one of the worst brain tumour survival rates in the developed world)
Brain Tumours kill more children than any other type of cancer. It is also the biggest cancer killer of the under 40â€²s.
In excess of Â£400m per year is spent on cancer research in the UK, yet less than 1% of that is spent on Brain Tumour research.
You can follow Jackâ€™s progress via the following social media:
Twitter = @Jack_Marshall_
Facebook = Jack Marshall Brain Tumour Fund (Group)
Blogspot = jackmarshall5.blogspot.com
All the best,
Craig, Tracey, Josh and especially Jack.