Son tells of bat­tle that killed dad

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A stu­dent who over­came a brain tu­mour has told how “light­ning struck twice” when his fa­ther died of the same dis­ease. Jamie Man­ton, 26, was await­ing surgery when his fa­ther, Stephen, started ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the same symp­toms as him. The 64-year-old, from Sh­effield, un­der­went a biopsy and a high-grade glioma was found on his brain. While await­ing his re­sults, civil ser­vant Stephen suf­fered a haem­or­rhage and died days be­fore his son was suc­cess­fully op­er­ated on. A year on from his fa­ther’s death, Jamie is rais­ing money for Brain Tu­mour Re­search in a se­ries of run­ning chal­lenges.

Jamie Man­ton

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