The Relationship Support Project
Funding Support to Improve Lives
Brain tumours have a huge impact on relationships, often causing personality changes and leaving people isolated.
Two-thirds have seen a negative impact on relationships with their partner. However, research has shown that people with a glioblastoma brain tumour live longer if they’re in a strong relationship.
That’s why the Lewis Moody Foundation is funding vital support to help couples handle the relationship changes that take place following a brain tumour diagnosis. This funding will also help provide training to healthcare professionals.
The Lewis Moody Foundation relies 100% on voluntary donations. By raising money for us, you can support our efforts to provide vital support services and resources that help couples (like Dafydd and Lyn below) maintain their relationships and improve their quality of life.
Dafydd and Lyn’s Story
Dafydd (62) from North Wales was diagnosed with a brain tumour and noticed the effect it had on his relationship with his partner, Lyn.
“The brain tumour and its after-effects have impacted me and Lyn in different ways,” he says. “We’ve been through so many emotions together in the last 18 months: fear, shock, despair, sorrow and grief, but also love.”
“Our relationship is totally different from what it used to be. I was always a very loving person and used to give Lyn hugs all the time, but I just can’t do that anymore. I can’t look after her; instead she has to look after me.”