Friday, December 27, 2019

25 year-old twin dies after headache turns out to be brain cancer

A twin has lost his beloved brother to brain cancer at the age of just 25. Ashan Corrick, from the South Gloucestershire town of Filton, near Bristol, had a headache for just two days before he was diagnosed with incurable stage-four brain cancer.

The devastating diagnosis was made at Southmead Hospital on August 17, and died just under four months later.

Before his diagnosis Ashan could not recall ever having been ill in his entire life.

His family raised more than £6,000 for experimental treatments but Ashan tragically lost his cancer battle on December 17, reports Bristol Live .

His twin Aysa posted a Facebook tribute saying Ashan had made him "the proudest brother in the world".

It reads: "Tonight was the last night I said good night to my twin brother... the most painful day I will ever go through.

"He fought so hard for the past week but unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer. He left peaceful and in our mother's arms.

"Thank you everyone for their kind words and constant support through this. Believe it or not, it has made it so much easier for everyone in our family so thank you so much.

"I love you all so much and I know this will upset a lot but one thing Ashan got upset about when he had the news he received was how much this affected people and I promised him we'll celebrate and remember the happiness he brought to our lives."

Aysa plans to organise "one of the biggest parties Bristol has ever seen" in mid-to-late January in memory of Ashan.