Stuart wedding

“I owe the best day of my life to the Beatson”

13th Sep 2016

For Remember A Charity Week we are celebrating the importance of leaving a legacy and how it can have massive impact to people battling cancer in the future. 

Stuart went through four months of gruelling chemo at The Beatson – the toughest time of his life. But the support and care he received from our funded post and Clinical Nurse Specialist Nicola meant he could have the “best day of my life” and will now be forever grateful to legacies left by our generous supporters. This is Stuart’s story:

"My name is Stuart, and this is a picture of me and my wife Gillian on our wedding day in 2015. It was the happiest moment of my life – but one I thought I’d never see.

Back in 2012, I was told I had testicular cancer. I was terrified, thinking I wouldn’t live to marry Gillian or hold our baby in my arms. It wasn’t until I met Nicola, a brilliant Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Beatson, that I felt more positive. She became my lifeline, explaining my treatment plan, answering my questions, and reassuring me when I was down.

Then, in 2013, I was given the all-clear. I could live again, marry Gillian and build a future together. Later, we got the news that I should be able to have kids. It was just wonderful. But I couldn’t have got through it all without Nicola, which is why I’ll be forever thankful to Beatson Cancer Charity and the generous legacies that help fund amazing people like her."

Stuart wedding 2

For remember a charity a week we are highlighting the importance of leaving a legacy and how you can leave your mark on the world – find out more here.

See our Q&A with Clinical Nurse Specialist Nicola Thompson here and how she supports cancer patients. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist

For your FREE will guide, or to ask any question about leaving a will to Beatson Cancer Charity, please get in touch with our legacy officer or find out more in the following details below: 

Telephone: 0141 212 0505
Email: fundraising@beatsoncancercharity.org
Tribute site: https://www.beatsontributefund.org/gifts-in-wills