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14 March 2016

United Kingdom: Stu Ridley's Family Eagerly Await Parliament Announcement on Brain Tumor Funding

Stu Ridley with his mother Celia Ridley
[Who is taking into account multiple exposures to radiofrequency radiation? Stu, who died from an aggressive, incurable brain tumor at age 25, was exposed to Wi-Fi, cell phones, and a mobile phone antenna.]

Stu Ridley's family eagerly await parliament announcement on brain tumour funding
by Barbara Hodgson, chroniclelive.co.uk, 
14 March 2016

Mother of Northumberland farmer Stu Ridley who died aged 25 will be in London for the official news

The mother of Stu Ridley is in London to hear first-hand an eagerly-awaited announcement from parliament on funding for brain tumour research.

Celia Ridley has made the journey from the family farm near Wark, Northumberland , so she can be at the House of Commons for Monday afternoon’s official statement.

And she has high hopes it will finally bring some good news.

She and husband Mervin have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the kind of aggressive brain tumour which killed their youngest son Stu last summer.

The 25-year-old farmer and rugby player died less than six months after receiving his shock diagnosis of the incurable tumour, which his parents have since learned is the biggest cancer killer of under-40s.

They have been raising awareness via the ongoing Stay Strong Stu campaign, which gathered worldwide support during their son’s illness, and they have written several letters to the Government urging extra funding for more research.

In their letters, they highlighted their concerns over power waves, writing: “Stu would use his mobile phone as an alarm clock when doing the night shift during lambing time. That was for almost two months of the year.

“After work on a night he’d play computer games in his room using Wi-Fi. At meal breaks he’d be on his phone for Facebook and texting or games and snapchat.

“We have a TV mast on our fell less than a mile from our home. On that mast are telephone antennae and police radio antennae. They are all allowed to emit power waves.”

Following a petition set up by the grieving sister of another young victim, which also called for more funding into brain tumour research, an inquiry took place and the Petitions Committee is now ready to publish its first ever report.

Celia received a special invitation to travel to London to hear the results.

She went with a friend by train to the capital for Monday’s announcement which will be covered live by news stations.

And she is optimistic it will agree that extra funding for brain tumour research is vital.

“It’s just so important,” she said. “There are so many cases all over the place; they’ve just got to do something. We need to get to the bottom of it.”

She added: “It helps me enormously that something so positive can come from Stu, that he’s had a voice.”

The fund-raiser in her son’s name has now reached £244,000 and, once charitable status and red tape are complete, the Rainbow Trust and Wooden Spoon charities are set to benefit.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/health/stu-ridleys-family-eagerly-await-11033878

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