Our Pal - Mason F

  • Born: 03/10/2004
  • Illness: Astrocytoma
  • Status: Current
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Contact Details

C/O 46 Damselfly Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9TS
United Kingdom


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Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Shelley
  • Interests - Mason loves listening to music Ed Sheeran especially, mason loves bath bombs or shower products anything to smell good. Mason likes playing on his iPad and going to the cinema. He really enjoys pottery painting and likes a trip to bowling. Mason likes any nutty chocolate and Dr Pepper too
  • Favourite Colour - Blue
  • Able to read? - Yes - Age 5-6 years and large print
  • Able to use hands? - Yes
  • Visually/hearing impaired? - Mason is visually impaired
  • Suffers from any developmental delay? - Yes, Mason likes things for younger children

Siblings - aged 3 to 16 wishing to receive post

  • Kloie (04/07/2006)
    • Interests:
      Kloie is currently dancing and still competing at majorettes too, this year she is also in the local Christmas pantomime Cinderella. Kloie likes make up, stationary, Disney and anything teenage girly.
  • Scarlett (09/09/2009)
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      Scarlett is also dancing and competing at majorettes she is also performing as a dancing babe in the local Christmas pantomime Dick Whittington. Scarlett loves hair scrunchies, Disney, bath bombs the normal girly 10 year old stuff.
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About - Mason F


Story written 2016

Mason was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2010. Since then he has endured several operations and over two years of chemo. In April 2015, Mason and his family went to America for proton treatment. We have just found out that this hasn’t worked and Mason’s tumour is terminal.

Mason’s mobility and eyesight have become worse over the years.  Mason sleeps a lot now and his short term memory has been affected by the proton therapy. Mason now has seizures and is on a lot of medication. Mason has been through a lot over the six years he has been ill.

Update 1st October 2019

Mason is still plodding on and we have an MRI coming up in the middle of October, this is always a anxious and stressful time. Masons mobility and seizures haven’t been great. 

Update 14th February 2019

Mason has been struggling with seizures and was very poorly before Christmas. He’s finally starting to regain some strength and having a few better days.  We have an upcoming MRI and appointments to discuss things further.

Update 20th October 2018

Mason had surgery yesterday on his eye, he had to stay in hospital due to his haemophilia and needing factors to help with the clotting. We have an MRI coming up in November and this will determine what the plan is next. Mason has been loving his post he has had. He is really liking speedway, police interception and listening to music. He had some amazing Ed Sheeran tickets for his birthday, so he’s extremely excited for this. Mason has nearly completed the whole 18 months of chemo. He has managed a few full days at school. Mason has some pretty rubbish days due to mobility and seizures.

Update 9th October 2017

Mason is currently on chemo. He is struggling with this and finding it very tiring. His moods aren’t great and doesn’t get to do much as he tires very easily.

Update 28th April 2017

We have been in Addenbrookes since last night. Mason had a bleed on the brain again and a large cystic growth so that’s the reason why he’s been so poorly.

Mason will undergo brain surgery first thing in the morning. Please keep Mason in your thoughts whilst he goes through all this and the recovery process.

Update 28th January 2017

Mason is pretty much the same, we have been trying to control the seizures and are struggling with getting the right mixture of medicines. Mason has been attending his new special needs school more and enjoying swimming at school. Masons mobility still isn’t great and he’s still having issues with his vision. He’s plodding along, he sleeps a lot now due to seizures medications and the tumour.