In the heart of our Coventry Myton Hospice, Charlotte Brah, at just 38 years old, and her family are redefining strength and love in the face of terminal breast cancer…

Charlotte Brah is an inpatient at Coventry Myton Hospice where she has spent the last few weeks surrounded by her devoted husband Gary, brother Dev, their family and friends.


Charlotte was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in June 2020 when she was just 38, when the cancer spread to her bones and then her brain she was given just weeks or months to live.


When Charlotte discovered the cancer was caused by a genetic mutation she urged her brother Dev to go for tests. Dev was found to have cancerous cells in his stomach and has since had his stomach removed.


We talked to Dev about the family’s time at the hospice and a first for Myton…

None of us had ever been to hospice before and it is not at all how we thought it would be – there are toys for the kids and a communal area where we can watch TV together. Everyone goes above and beyond to look after not only the patient but the family too.

We live over an hour away from the hospice so me, my wife Nicci and our two children, Kade, 11, and Lilly, ten, have been able to stay in the relatives flats most weekends so that we can spend as much time as possible with Charlotte and make memories together as a family.

The nurses even arranged an early birthday party for Charlotte’s two daughters Katen who will be 16 next year and Mia who turned 13 in October. Our friends and family were able to come to the hospice to celebrate and that means a lot to all of us.

The Myton Hospices - Charlotte and her friends and family
The Myton Hospices - Charlotte and her friends and family
The Myton Hospices - Charlotte and her friends and family

We previously had cancer ribbon tattoos designed by Katen and then Charlotte decided she wanted to have an extra-special family tattoo so she asked me to try and arrange this at the hospice.

When I asked the Ward Manager she said it wasn’t something they had done before but gave us the go ahead and helped to make it happen.

I contacted The Ink Brothers and George came to the hospice and tattooed Charlotte and her husband, me and Nicci, our sisters Danielle and Emma, our brother in law Gary and Charlotte’s best friend Kay.

The Myton Hospices - Charlotte getting tattooed
The Myton Hospices - Charlotte's brother Dev getting his tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Charlotte's husband Gary getting his tattoo

We have set up a fundraising page to say thank you to Myton, we have done raffles and lots of people are walking a mile a day for 30 days to help raise funds for the hospice. We have raised over £2,000 so far and hope to raise more.

If you would like to donate to their fundraiser please click the link below...


Charlotte and her family's fundraising page


Many of the tattoos combine Charlotte’s finger print with those of her loved ones and her husband Gary has even left space for the finger prints of their grandchildren to be added in the future.


Take a look at their tattoos below! 

The Myton Hospices - Charlotte's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Dev's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Emma's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Danielle's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Nicci's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Gary's tattoo
The Myton Hospices - Gary's tattoo

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