Welcome to HelpHarryHelpOthers – a campaign started by the incredibly brave Harry Moseley.
Whilst battling an inoperable brain tumour, Harry was inspired to make a difference to all people with brain cancer when a friend of his who also had a brain tumour became very ill. Within the space of just over two years Harry had organised and attended nearly 100 events to raise money for and awareness of Brain Cancer. He touched the hearts of the nation with his efforts and helped change the lives of everyone he met.
Sadly Harry’s health took a sudden turn for the worse following brain surgery in August 2011. On 8th October 2011, and after 14 weeks in a coma, Harry passed away peacefully at home in his Mom’s arms.
We really hope that you can all take the time to read Harry’s full story in his own words and read all about the inspiration behind HelpHarryHelpOthers:
“Welcome everyone and thank you for taking interest in my campaign!
My name is Harry Moseley and I am 11 years old. I live in Sheldon and attend Blakenhale Junior School. I have a brain tumour, but doctors cannot operate on me as my tumour is in a dangerous place in my brain. I have had chemotherapy but sadly that did not work and have had radiotherapy too.
I am ok at the moment but in 2009 a very special friend of mine – Robert Harley became very poorly. I met him at the hospital and he had brain cancer too. I love Robert and wanted to help make him better so I decided to make and sell beaded bracelets and set up my campaign.
Sadly 4 weeks into my campaign, my special friend Robert died. This makes me very sad and although my campaign is going really well, I wish I had started it sooner.
I can no longer help Robert, but I know that he was proud of me and he wore my bracelet too. As Robert was my inspiration I have now decided to dedicate my campaign in memory of him as this is my way of keeping his memory alive and something I know he would have helped and supported me with if he was with us today. I live in the hope that one day there will be a cure for brain tumours and with your help we can help others.
Whilst I started out just making beaded bracelets I have created my own ‘schools initiative’ where school kids can get involved too and raise money for their own school fund. I have also created a business powerpoint presentation to try and get businesses to back my campaign. I also speak at big public events to large audiences of 500 people.
Please support me and my campaign so that we together can make a difference to all people that suffer with brain tumours”.