Son tells of battle that killed dad
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.