Hazel and David share their son Simon's story
Our wonderful son Simon died on July 12th 1997 just a few days after his 26th birthday. He was a tennis player and tennis coach and in January 1996 he developed severe pain in his left upper arm which was treated as a sports injury to start with, but after a few weeks was diagnosed with small cell osteosarcoma in his humerus.
He was treated by Dr Jeremy Whelan at The Middlesex Hospital, and after chemotherapy, an operation to remove his humerus and radiotherapy, he still managed to play his beloved tennis, using one arm. It was all to no avail, his brave fight was over.
His club, Camberley Tennis Club have placed a memorial bench in the club grounds, facing the courts he used to play on.
Since his death we have raised £45,000. for Dr Whelan's Sarcoma Research Fund.