Noel Moss was returning from a friend's funeral when he heard the news that his mother had been diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of an orange.
She didn't seek help until it was nearly too late and was in fact told she had just two weeks left to live.
Now, with the support of Fixers - the campaign that helps young people make a difference - Noel from Cheltenham is planning an advert to make sure that families can spot the symptoms when a loved one is too ill to act.
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