Devoted mother-of-four, 31, dies from brain cancer

Devoted mother-of-four, 31, dies from brain cancer after her chemotherapy was stopped for three months due to Covid lockdown

  • Emma Jenkinson died at the weekend after suffering from Grade 4 brain cancer
  • Her chemotherapy was paused in March amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Britain
  • Mother’s condition deteriorated and her treatment stopped working last month 

A devoted mother-of-four has died from brain cancer after her chemotherapy was stopped for three months due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Emma Jenkinson, 31, from Bury, was suffering from a Grade 4 brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme when her treatment was paused in March.

The mother, who had previously beaten the disease aged 24, initially reacted well to her treatment, her husband Andrew Jenkinson said.

But at the start of May, Mrs Jenkinson’s condition deteriorated and she began to feel very unwell. 

Emma Jenkinson (pictured with one of her children), 31, from Bury, was suffering from a Grade 4 brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme when her treatment was paused in March

She died at the weekend, leaving behind her children aged 11, nine, four, and two, along with her husband Andrew.          

Mr Jenkinson said: ‘She started losing her balance, falling over. At its worst she was falling 15 – 20 times a day.

‘She actually fell over in the garden quite heavily and banged her head on a post so I had to rush her to A&E.

‘It was later in the month she had a scan and found that the cancer had increased and was placed on chemotherapy straight away.’   

But last month, Mrs Jenkinson was given the devastating news that the treatment was no longer working.

The mother (seen with her husband Andrew and their children), who had previously beaten the disease aged 24, initially reacted well to her treatment

In September, her husband said: ‘All Emma wants like any mother is for her children to be healthy and happy in the future and she’s very afraid she may not get to witness this further down the road.

‘All she wants is for the children to have happy memories of her and us all together.’

Mr Jenkinson said his wife had no life insurance due to the fact she had previously beaten cancer when she was 24.

He said he was in a position where he has very little money for a funeral and does not want their children to struggle.

A fundraising page to help the family has so-far raised more than £13,000. 

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