The Sam Bravo-Hibberd Brain Cancer Treatment Fund

by Mauricee Bravo-Hibberd in Peterborough, United Kingdom

The Sam Bravo-Hibberd Brain Cancer Treatment Fund
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I’m raising funds to help pay for my husband’s treatments to lengthen his life expectancy after being diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer

by Mauricee Bravo-Hibberd in Peterborough, United Kingdom

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The Prize

Every entry gives you a chance to win our much loved Tesla Model 3! I bought this car in March 2022. It was our first Tesla and I still vividly remember what a lovely day it was when Sam and I went to collect it from the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.


The look on Sam’s face the first time he drove it was priceless. He was so happy. It’s a fantastic car to drive and has given the whole family so much joy, more importantly, safety and security.


The kids particularly love the Whoopee cushion function and its various fart sounds!


We were lucky to buy the car in its peak year and when most of the coveted Tesla functions were still available including the ultrasonic sensors. The car continues to receive over the air software updates too to ensure the latest technology. 


The car has been very well taken care of and loved so much. We are reluctant to let it go but I know this is one of the quickest ways for us to raise much needed funds to ensure the continuity of Sam’s treatments and hopefully allow us, especially the kids, to spend more quality time with him.

Below are the car’s added features and paid upgrades:

-Purchased brand new directly from Tesla 30th March 2022

Po-Taken straight to detailer after collection for a professionally fitted 3M smoldering satin red vinyl wrap (Pearl White Paint underneath)


-Enhanced Autopilot included:

Navigate on Autopilot

Auto Lane Change



Smart Summon

-Premium white leather seats

-Front and Rear Heated Seats

-Black and White Premium Interior


-Other extras include turbine wheel covers (original aero covers still included), currently has vinyl plate too but original plate including frame included, Tesla granny charger included, premium frunk, floor, and boot mats, additional storages, cup holder non-slip mats, seat protectors, and rear seat protectors.

-Current mileage as of writing is 28,217 but is expected to increase by the time of draw as it’s being occasionally used for hospital and school run.

-Tesla Warranty as per below:


The Cause


My 34 year old husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2023 just 8 weeks after we gave birth to our only daughter. We were told at that point that it was inoperable and he was referred to palliative care. He was given 8-12 weeks to live.

I sought second opinion privately which led to him having surgery and successfully debulking 30-40% of his tumour. He has now surpassed the initial 8-12 weeks prognosis thankfully.

Sadly, his biopsy came back as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) which is the deadliest type of brain tumour with the worst prognosis. It has no cure. He is currently undergoing a 30 session cycle of radiotherapy. His recent scans show that the tumour is so aggressive and has further grown into the side of his brain and into where it was debulked from. Its mutation also shows that he is less likely to respond to chemotherapy.

Treatment options for Sam are becoming more and more limited. This is why we are desperately raising funds for him: NHS treatment for brain cancer hasn’t changed much in decades. But UK private hospitals, and hospitals in other countries are now offering more advanced treatments like immunotherapy and Tumour Treating Fields (TTF) or Optune, to buy people like Sam more time to spend with us - with our young children most especially.

Immunotherapies, which are designed to harness certain components of the immune system for a more targeted treatment of the cancers, along with Sativex are all only accessible privately in the UK. The Optune cost around £20,000 per month. A genetic research clinic in Germany (CeGaT, website: that can tailor a bespoke treatment for Sam cost around £100,000 to £250,000 for the DCVax-L which is available in the UK through Northwest Biotherapeutics (

We are thankful that things are finally progressing and we are now in the early stages of the above treatments including multiple consultations and commencing immunotherapy drugs. We need to ensure that we have enough funds to continue the most appropriate treatments after completion of his radiotherapy course and give him his best shot and buy him more time.

We are also currently working with the Brain Tumour Research in sourcing and exploring further alternative treatments, not just for Sam, but most importantly, in raising awareness of this horrible disease and hopefully saving a family from having to go through the heartbreak that we are going through.

Follow this link for Sam’s case study:

Media articles:

To support us further and for Sam’s progress updates:

Entry options


Entry ticket - Tesla Model 3

1 entry


£50 for 6 entries

6 entries


£100 for 12 entries

12 entries


£500 for 60 entries

60 entries


£1000 for 120 entries

120 entries

Postal entry

Send your details to:
The Sam Bravo-Hibberd Brain Cancer Treatment Fund
The Sam Bravo-Hibberd Brain Cancer Treatment Fund
Unit 131668
PO Box 7169
BH15 9EL

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