“Life is terminal- it is our job to live it”

Matthew Pullan


Matthew Pullan, known as running Through Cancer is a young adult from the UK. In 2006 he had a brain tumour removed and recovered well, doing well academically and being very physically active, representing his schools in basketball, cricket and football. He also runs for Radcliffe Athletic Club. In 2020, after feeling dizzy and falling over a few times while running he went back to the specialist cancer hospital, The Christie, and was scheduled an MRI scan, expecting it to come back normal. He was in for a shock. They found a brain tumour near the last site of the removed tumour and around where he had radiotherapy. After a successful surgery, removing 99% of the tumour, it would later be discovered to have spread to the brainstem, making the cancer now inoperable and ‘terminal’. No one knows what the rare tumour is, therefore making treatment a bit more of a guess, but the specialists identified high grade cancer cells.

This is his journey as he stays positive and motivated through this journey.

Recent Posts

Cricket day

I feel so tired today, yet I’m still moving. Fell on the stairs today but still going. Just feel stuck like this: not moving, stuck, mentally destroyed but I’m sure it’ll clear up eventually. I’m just really tired in all honesty, I’m really for cricket, and ready for a good day. Minus the fall on … Continue reading Cricket day


This week hadn’t been the best but becoming a Brain Tumour Charity ambassador and fundraising with the Maggies Centre had been enjoyable/ fun yo an extent. I do love helping but sometimes it can become too much. I was sat at Maggies quite emotionally. I know why I’m there and you find a lot of … Continue reading Competition

Nearly There

I an struggling a little, everything seems to take so much longer but you’ve just got to keep pushing forward. Radiotherapy is swiping me out a little but I guess that’s just radiation poisoning for you. I hope been finding it harder to walk the steps for my challenge because I’m simply just too tired. … Continue reading Nearly There

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