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 music Ed Sheeran, The Greatest Showman soundtrack. He enjoys his food and loves nutty chocolate washed down with Dr Pepper lo.l He also has started collecting snow globes from people’s holidays.
  • Favourite Colour - Blue
  • Able to read? - mason can read but needs to be large print and For around The age of a 6 year old
  • Able to use hands? - Yes but very limited as left side is extremely weak now
  • Visually/hearing impaired? - Extremely visually impaired
  • Suffers from any developmental delay? - Yes

Siblings - aged 3 to 16 wishing to receive post

  • Kloie (04/07/2006)
    • Interests:
      Kloie loves make up, stationary and dancing. Kloie is missing Christmas panto this year due to covid and she misses dancing and the buzz from it. Kloie dances daily and also does majorettes, next year she is representing GB in Spain twirling.
  • Scarlett (09/09/2009)
    • Interests:
      Scarlett is a huge tic tok fan she loves dancing, make up, bath bombs, anything girly. Scarlett also does majorettes and competing in Spain next year representing GB, which is a huge honour. Scarlett loves her Disney movies and generally chilling out. Scarlett is in her final year at primary school and so looking to get back now after 6 months off.
  • Amelie (18/07/2017)
    • Interests:
      Amelie is our diva she loves entertaining and definitely following in her older sister’s footsteps. Amelie loves doing art and pottery painting or baking with Mason. Amelie loves Disney princesses she loves Trolls, LOL Dolls and anything pink and girly. Amelie is new to Post Pals and is so excited to be able to have her own post
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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 20th August 2020

Mason has been struggling this year, mainly with seizures and mobility the most. His walking has taken a huge step backwards and he’s struggling daily with this now. Seizures are just a constant pain, we never get to have a break from them. Mason has monthly hormone injections and is due his 6 monthly MRI in early October.

Due to the amount of seizure meds Mason is on he tires very quickly and sleeps over 8/10 hours a day. This has a big impact on the girls and family life as obviously we then need to stay at home with Mason. So on a good day we try to do something nice, with all the children. Memories are the best, especially as a whole family 

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.