Scarlett Sykes is an eighteen-year-old Gordonstoun student publicly known for her inspiring efforts in raising 3,000 sterling pounds through a fundraiser program on Facebook as a way to honor her late step-father.
This impressive amount of money has been donated to a brain tumor research organization that focuses on improving the survival rates of young people living with cancer, including brain tumors, breast cancer, and leukemia.
Sykes’s efforts in raising money for the brain tumor research program were inspired by the loss of her step-father, Paul Malcolm, who succumbed to a third-grade aggressive brain tumor.
This unfortunate occurrence devastated Sykes and her family, including her mother and brother.
According to Scarlett, her step-father, Paul Malcolm, was extremely fit and healthy before the brain tumor diagnosis took his life five weeks later.
At the time of Malcolm’s death, Sykes was just fifteen years old and did not quite understand what was happening at the time.
Malcolm’s condition deteriorated rapidly, causing a significant toll on Sykes and her family, especially her mum, who had planned to marry Malcolm.
Having witnessed how brain tumors can devastate a family, Sykes embarked on a journey to ensure no other family would experience what they had gone through.
According to the Brain Tumor Research organization, brain tumors kill young children and youths under the age of forty compared to other types of cancers.
Currently, the Brain Tumor Research Program is intensely focusing on additional investments meant to improve the survival rates of cancer patients.
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