Words by Abi Scaife
Thirteen years after receiving the news that she had 18 months to live, an author is donating proceeds from her books to the charity that helped save her life.
It really is!! In 2009, Emma Crabtree was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (an aggressive brain tumour) with a prognosis of 12 to 18 months. Emma rediscovered her love of writing after six weeks of radiotherapy and six months of chemotherapy and has since moved home to Skipton to be with her family.
In 2021, she published her first book ‘The Adventures of Big Boy: Big Boy’s Birthday Walk’. Since then, she has gone on to write and publish two books, donating some of the proceeds to the Yorkshire Brain Tumor Charity (YBTC) to support the work they do and raise awareness of the diagnosis.
That’s brilliant! How much has she raised?
Since her first book was published a year ago, Emma has raised £800 for the YBTC - her second book was published in October 2022. Her books are available on her website here, with a small portion of each sale being donated to YBTC.