Little Brainstrust

Patient Stories

Riley's Story

Riley was the most courageous, beautiful, and inspirational little boy that I have ever had the privilege to have in my life, even if it was only for a short time. Riley came into this world on the day he was due and he left it on the day originally set for Gav n Linzi's (Riley’s parents) wedding. He was peaceful and surrounded by love. This is Riley’s story. Read more...


Charlotte's Story

Charlotte Hobbs was diagnosed with a DNET brain tumour when she was just 12, following a succession of seizures. Her family wanted to do the absolute best for her, but every effort seemed thwarted by a catalogue of differing opinions, stressful tests and being kept in the dark about the correct way forward. It was a long battle to get Charlotte better, but the family - with their love and humour keeping them going - persevered. Charlotte was finally able to get the correct treatment for her tumour three years later. Read more...


Poppy's Story

In June 2010 we noticed Poppy, our 4 year old daughter, had developed a slight squint. At the same sort of time Poppy’s pre-school leader began noticing she had become quite clumsy and was sitting on other children; she suspected dyspraxia. We arranged an appointment with our GP who, after examining Poppy, gave her a clean bill of health. We were so relieved. Read more...