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


Email Pal


NB: this is a forwarding address for the Pal, we do NOT disclose home addresses

Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Shelley
  • Interests - Mason likes art and crafts, Horrid Henry, Mr Bean and Fireman Sam, he loves camper vans and fast cars. He also loves his iPad and Xbox. Mason loves motorbikes, speedway, mr bean, loves m&m's, snickers, and Dr Pepper.
  • 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)
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      Kloie is loving dance and majorettes she is performing as a dancer in this years panto. Kloie loves make up, Bath bombs anything girly and you tube bloggers saffron barker and zoella.
  • Scarlett (09/09/2009)
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      Scarlett is enjoying art and majorettes and still likes dance. Scarlett loves drawing and loves unicorns too. Scarlett loves anything girly and pretty.
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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 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.