Marie’s Blog

This month I became someone else

I have never been an over-protective mum. I think having four boys I would absolutely run myself to…


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A year of treatment

I remember exactly when Oscar got ill; it was a lovely Sunday in February and he’d played in a…


Running with Oscar

Earlier this month I joined 124 fantastic people to take on the challenge that is The Major Series…


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Oscar's 11th birthday

This month it is two years ago I last celebrated Oscar’s birthday with him and I find myself trying…


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A New Year

It is 2016, and I can no longer say “my son died last year” – I didn’t know that something like…


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You. My answer will always be you when they ask what I am thinking about.

This will be our second Christmas without Oscar and it is filled with conflicting emotions; it is…


Ian Pryer presents award to Marie Hughes

WHAT A NIGHT!

Last night I wrapped up my baby and took him out on the town for his first night out - it was a…


You don't have to live forever, you just have to live

I have been nervous for about six months now - this little life I have been feeling inside me would…


The Go Gold Project

Why Going Gold For Childhood Cancer Month Matters

September sees the start of Childhood Cancer Month - this wasn’t even something I was aware of…


Tom Daley and Marie Hughes

The Brain Tumour Charity's Five Year Strategy

I have decided to bite the bullet, throw away my fear of laying out my grief and start writing…