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‘Warrior’ dad-of-two dies aged 33 after brain tumour diagnosis

The grief-stricken sister of a courageous dad-of-two has paid a heartfelt tribute to him, describing how he bravely fought his terminal brain tumour diagnosis until the end.

Lance Roberts sadly died on Tuesday, January 5 after battling the terminal condition for years. He was just 33.

Mr Roberts, a doting dad to his two young children Maisie, six, and Mason, 12, became unwell on his sister Kimberley Chaplin’s wedding day on September 15, 2018, suffering from severe headaches, meaning he was unable to make it to the ceremony at St Stephen’s Church in Ystrad Rhondda.

He called an ambulance, which took him to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and the next day was was diagnosed with an advanced grade three astrocytoma brain tumour.

The former Griffin Windows employee was taken to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff where he underwent open brain surgery on October 4, 2018.

The full heartbreaking tribute to Lance can be read here.

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