WEB REVIEW – 15-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

Selfless staff at a Yeovil vets have taken to the streets in support of a teenager who needs medical treatment in the USA.


In January Saskia Hedingham, 15, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After being diagnosed the teenager was told to name her tumor to help visualise and beat it. As a result, staff at Delaware Vets walked from Yeovil to Castle Cary on Sunday to “help Saskia beat Bart”.

Her proton therapy treatment, which is only available in America, will be mostly funded by the NHS. The youngster and her family are expected to jet out to the USA on Sunday.

However, the colleagues of Saskia’s grandmother were quick to show their support.




Office manager Sharon Webb said: “We had wind, rain and even hail on the day but we got there in five hours and 20 minutes. Our pain was a stroll in the park compared to what Saskia is going through.” Other supporters also completed a 40-mile cycle ride in aid of the cause.