A twin brother lost his life a week before Christmas after a headache turned out to be incurable stage-four cancer.
Ashan Corrick, aged 25 was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer on 17th August at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
He went to the hospital after suffering a headache for just two days.
His twin brother, Aysa, took to Facebook on Wednesday to express his grief and tell their friends and acquaintances that Ashan had passed away the night before, and that ‘he left peaceful’.
In his Facebook post, Aysa wrote, ‘Tonight was the last night I said good night to my twin brother… the most painful day I will ever go through.
‘He fought so hard for the past week but unfortunately, he lost his battle with cancer. He left peaceful and in our mother’s arms.
‘Thank you, everyone, for their kind words and constant support through this. Believe it or not, it has made it so much easier for everyone in our family so thank you so much.
‘I love you all so much and I know this will upset a lot but one thing Ashan got upset about when he had the news he received was how much this affected people and I promised him we’ll celebrate and remember the happiness he brought to our lives.’
For experimental treatments, Ashan’s family raised more than £6,000 but sadly he lost his cancer battle on 17th December.
Aysa said that he felt like ‘the proudest brother in the world’ for having Ashan as his brother, and now he plans to organize ‘one of the biggest parties Bristol has ever seen’ in his memory.
His tribute also included a message to Ashan: ‘I made you promises which have given me the strength and purpose which I needed.
‘I love you more than you can possibly imagine brother and I’m so happy that you can’t feel this pain anymore.’
An outpouring of support was given to the post, and gathered over 469 comments from friends and loved ones who described Ashan as a ‘brave fighter’ and ‘beautiful soul’.
City Academy Bristol Storm, Ashan’s former basketball team also posted a Facebook tribute.
They said, ‘Our thoughts and prayers are today with the family and friends of former junior Ashan Corrick, who passed recently following the shocking discovery of a brain tumor.’
Ashan’s club members described him as a ‘hardworking and dedicated young man, and a real pleasure to work with and know’.
In September, before Ashan visited the hospital, he suffered from headache and he told that it was ‘seven out of ten’ headache but just wasn’t going away.
At that time, Ashan said, ‘I drove myself to Southmead and they gave me a scan.’
‘Then when I was in the waiting room, a woman came out and said she had found something.
‘A dark mass in the brain was mentioned. I had to stay overnight, but I didn’t think it was going to be that serious.
‘The next day, they operated on me. It was only five minutes before the op that they told me, almost in a passing way, it was cancerous.’
Ashan had a glioblastoma tumor in his brain, which was removed by the surgeon, however, they were not able to remove the cancerous cells which were deeply embedded.
Four days after surgery, Ashan was discharged from the hospital.
When he returned to the hospital for the results of his biopsy, Ashan received his terminal prognosis.
The family had vowed to ‘leave no stone unturned’, with Aysa and older brother Remie taking part in a charity boxing match to help raise funds for treatments.
He was buried on 19th December at Greenbank Masjid mosque in Bristol.