Sacha and DD

Sacha Langton-Gilks

Mother devoted to raising awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours

Sacha Langton-Gilks lost her son DD, at 16, to a brain tumour. She is the Lead Champion for the HeadSmart Campaign, a campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of childhood brain tumours. The campaign was developed by The Brain Tumour Charity, in partnership with the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, at The University of Nottingham and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

She says,

'I am passionate about the campaign not just because DD was late diagnosed and had to suffer 10 extra brain operations as a result but also because during his 5 years of treatments I met many other families. Nearly every single one had problems reaching the specialist brain doctors fast enough. It is the preventable suffering and death in children and young people with brain tumours that is my primary concern.'