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.

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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


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