Written by: B R
Last modified: 27th January 2016
OSCAR’s (Ongoing, Support, Care And Research into) Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity was formed in November 2014 by the parents and friends of Oscar Hughes, a 9 year old boy who died of a Medulloblastoma (a brain tumour) in May 2014.
Oscar was a sporty and energetic 8 year old when he was first diagnosed. His motto was “A day without training is a day without meaning”. As he went through treatment he put all his energy into staying strong for his siblings and friends, as well as fundraising for other children with cancer. In particularly he raised over £6K through a marathon relay in which he himself took part at a time when even walking was a challenge.
The journey Oscar went on for a year to try and be free of cancer was both heartbreaking and inspiring to see. The treatments involved to fight brain tumours have devastating effects on a young body and mind. This is unacceptable and the only way to change this is by researching these cancers and find better treatments.
The charity aims to fund critical research into paediatric brain tumours with the hope to find a cure and less devastating treatments and works closely with other charities.