MARK'S STORY

Mark's Story
Mark's Story
Mark's Story
Mark's Story

After six months of fighting his brain tumour, Mark passed away on 16th December 2020. He was diagnosed in July 2020 with a Grade IV Glioblastoma, following a seizure on a walk in late June. After having the bulk of the tumour removed and following a series of complications where he spent almost month in hospital; he returned home in September. Mark managed to recover enough to complete 3 weeks of high dosage radiotherapy, but unfortunately the tumour spread rapidly across the surface of his brain and after completing the radiotherapy he started to deteriorate quickly. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home in December.

Mark was such an amazing, kind, funny, loving, energising and at times, slightly eccentric man. He would always make you laugh and would always (somehow) find the good in a situation. He was passionate about walking and cycling. He was devoted to work (and his post-its), his family and his friends. He was always up for a laugh and was a fan of the odd practical joke. He is immeasurably missed by all who knew him, but his family are enjoying spending time doing things he so loved to do and reminiscing with all his nearest and dearest - as he continues to live on in their memories and everything they do.

Since his passing his family have focused their energy on raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity. An amazing charity that not only provided them with invaluable support over the last six months, but is also aiming to double survival rates within 10 years through research. Mark's family hope is that others fighting this illness in the future, will face better odds than they did.

So far the Tillson family have raised money through wedding gifts for Mark's daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Tom; a challenge completed by Katie and her close friend, Georgia, where each day of February they walked/ran the same number of km as the the date - totalling to 406km; and now this bike ride organised by Guy, in which all of Marks children, Harry, Katie, Ed and Guy, will be taking part.