Sad loss of Ramsgate four-year-old who ‘touched the hearts of many’ as he battled terminal cancer

Brooklyn Bain

A brave Ramsgate boy who touched the hearts of many as he battled terminal cancer has passed away.

Four-year-old Brooklyn Bain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour called Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG)  on October 13.

Brooklyn, who was a loved member of the Regency Dance School, had undergone radiotherapy treatment at The Marsden in a crucial effort to pause the tumour’s growth and provide his family with more time to spend with him.

Despite the challenges, Brooklyn’s infectious personality, love, and kindness leaves an indelible mark on those who knew him. The youngster sadly passed on January 5th.

Brooklyn and mum Leanne

Brooklyn’s mum Leanne shared the devastating news, saying: “Brooklyn took his forever sleep on 5.1.24 at 20:17, we love you forever Brook.

“Have fun in your magical treehouse on your rainbow, you’re all better now just like I said and you can run and climb and dance again, not a single moment will pass that Mummy won’t miss you.”

A fundraising campaign led by close family friend Sophie Spurrier, a fundraiser show at the Granville Theatre organised by Zahra Tarjomani and funds from Ramsgate FC, and the club’s FA Cup song by Luke Dorman and The SuperMicks, helped ensure modifications to the family home and medical equipment could be paid for to make Brooklyn as comfortable as possible. The funds also helped the family spend time with Brooklyn to make memories together.

Brooklyn was a loved member of the Regency dance school family

On the fundraiser page Sophie described Brooklyn as “a wonderful little boy who has touched so many people’s hearts with his funny personality, loving heart and kindness.”

A service will take place on January 17 at Margate Crematorium, 3.15pm. A celebration of Brooklyn’s life will then be held at Under 1 Roof in Pysons Road from 4.15pm. The service can be watched at Under 1 Roof via streaming.

Leanne said: “As Brooklyn has touched so many hearts in his 4 short but magical years, we are opening the invite to his service to all who knew and loved him, and those who wish to say goodbye.

“We expect many people will want to be a part of his day and ask you to be mindful that family and close friends will take priority of seating inside the crematorium.

“Children and families are welcome to attend if parents feel it appropriate, or they can join us afterwards at Under 1 Roof in a more relaxed environment.

“We also have a live stream link should it be more preferable for your family or you are unable to attend. This will also be broadcasted at U1R at 3:00pm.

“We will gratefully accept flowers or you can donate to Brook’s gofundme where I will be donating to charities and hospitals that have helped us through Brook’s journey as well as continuing to help the family.”

Find the fundraising page by clicking  here

1 Comment

  1. Heartbreak beyond belief, it’s tragic enough to have a child with a life threatening condition without having to travel to the Royal Marsden hospital for their treatment. Kent is one of the biggest counties in the U.K. yet it’s very poor on the availably to specialist care in such cases. R.I.P. Brook. Xxx

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