Mother tells moving story of son's courageous fight with cancer

Author and physiotherapist Sue Brown has told the moving story of her son's battle with cancer in her book, The Twinkling of an Eye: A mother's journey.

The book describes the journey of Craig Brown, an exuberant young boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer at the age of 12.

Read: SA author offers comfort to families grieving the loss of a child

Craig was always a child of extremes. He was incredibly enthusiastic about everything. I was either laughing at him, yelling at him or crying over something he had done.

Sue Brown, author and physiotherapist

Brown shared the memories of her brave son's life and how family and friends dealt with is diagnosis and passing.

Craig led the journey himself. In the beginning I referred to it as the tumor, because I thought cancer was too scary a word to use.

Sue Brown, author and physiotherapist

He was the one who introduced the word cancer. He said I'm a kid with cancer and got the word out there to have the conversations.

Sue Brown, author and physiotherapist

He had a brain tumor right in the middle of his brain. It was about the size of a golf ball.

Sue Brown, author and physiotherapist

It was a very intense time of living with Craig.. it was, ironically, a life-affirming six months.

Sue Brown, author and physiotherapist

Take a listen to the touching story:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mother tells moving story of son's courageous fight with cancer


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
You're unlikely to find appliance spares eight years after buying - Hirsch's CEO

You're unlikely to find appliance spares eight years after buying - Hirsch's CEO

For how many years should manufacturers or retailers keep spare parts after you have bought a product? ConsumerTalk investigates.

[LISTEN] Mother of three opens up about perinatal depression

[LISTEN] Mother of three opens up about perinatal depression

Pregnancy and the transition to motherhood can cause stress for many women. This can negatively affect their psychological health.

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, dubbed the dagga couple, have been trying for years to have dagga legalised.

Ten red flags parents should not ignore

Ten red flags parents should not ignore

Psychologist Jeremy Bayer explores how delinquency and antisocial personality disorder develop in young children.

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

In the wake of the death of a 13-year-old schoolboy, clinical psychologist helps parents identify signs of bullying.

How to protect your child from abuse right under your roof

How to protect your child from abuse right under your roof

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve says child abuse can at times be perpetrated by someone a parent loves, lives with or is in love with.

Popular articles
Assisted suicide activist facing murder charge released on bail

Assisted suicide activist facing murder charge released on bail

Eyewitness News reporter Shamiela Fisher gives a summary of the court proceedings for Sean Davison.

The weed debate continues

The weed debate continues

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show discuss the ConCourt's ruling to decriminalize dagga.

[WATCH] From Venezuelan president's fine dining, to a hyena and buffalo battle

[WATCH] From Venezuelan president's fine dining, to a hyena and buffalo battle

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Recession, soaring fuel costs and surplus capacity - yet profits keep coming! Bruce Whitfield interviews Comair CEO Erik Venter.

'Let’s tax this thing and make money out of it!'

'Let’s tax this thing and make money out of it!'

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeremy Berke (Business Insider) and Unathi Henama (Tshwane University of Technology).

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga spoke to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to elaborate.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.