Three Peaks for tumour survivor

A father who survived a rare brain tumour and defied doctors by going on to have a baby is now training for the Three Peaks Challenge in September.

Brain tumour facts

16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Brain tumours kill more children than any other cancer.

73% of brain tumour deaths occur in those under 75 compared to 47% for other cancers.

Brain tumours receive less than 1% of national spend on cancer research.

Brain cancer incidence is rising: 23% higher for men and 25% higher for women in 2012 than in 1970.

Brain cancer deaths are also rising, unlike most other cancers - these rose 10% for women and 15% for men from 1970 to 2011.

Source: Brain Tumour Research

Miracle father tackles Three Peaks

Ben Lindon from Worcestershire, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, went on to father a child despite doctors warning him he would be infertile.

He is now tackling the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for brain tumour research.

Despite everything I actually feel very lucky. I very quickly decided that the best way to get through the experience would be to lead a much healthier lifestyle and try and focus on others that are worse off than me. I hope to use what was a very difficult and life-threatening experience for me to raise awareness about the woeful lack of funding for research into brain tumours - a disease which kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

– Ben Lindon

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Three Peaks for brain tumour survivor

Ben Lindon alongside his fiancée Kate and baby daughter Martha. Credit: ITV News Central

A man from Worcestershire diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 29 has defied doctors by not only undergoing 54 cycles of chemotherapy, but also going on to father a daughter and train for the Three Peaks Challenge.

Ben Lindon from Malvern is tackling Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon in aid of Brain Tumour Research, along with several doctors who helped him during treatment.

Cancer survivor hopes to raise money for brain tumour research

A Worcestershire man who underwent fifty rounds of chemotherapy for a rare brain tumour is training for the Three Peaks Challenge in September.

Ben Lindon from Malvern wants to raise money for research into brain tumours.

I am tackling the Three Peaks Challenge and pledging to complete at least one major challenge a year to help raise money for research into brain tumours.

I hope to use what was a very difficult and life-threatening experience for me to raise awareness about the lack of funding for research into brain tumours.

– Ben Lindon, Cancer Survivor

Man who underwent 57 doses of chemotherapy proves he's not infertile

Ben Lindon alongside his fiancée Kate and baby daughter Martha. Credit: Family Photo

A man from Worcestershire who was told he'd become infertile following a brain tumour has naturally fathered a baby girl.

Ben Lindon, from Malvern, who underwent over 50 rounds of chemotherapy, defied doctors when his fiancée, Kate McCreanor, gave birth nine months ago.

Mr Lindon is thought to be the youngest person in the UK to have had so much chemotherapy.

Ben Lindon undergoing treatment.

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