Aurelia Parker, 4, performs at charity football match

Aurelia Parker, 4, performs at charity football match

Tom Parker’s daughter Aurelia performed at half time during celebrity charity football match on Father’s Day. 

In the sweet clip, Aurelia, 4, sang Somewhere Out There by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram, before showing off her dance moves. 

Tom died aged 33 in March 2022 following an 18-month battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer.

Kelsey recently spoke on if she thinks Aurelia and Bodhi will follow in their fathers footsteps and have a showbiz career.

She told MailOnline: ‘I do feel like it is in their blood. Aurelia just gets up and sings, and she’s got a really good voice!

Aurelia Parker, 4, performs at charity football match

Tom Parker’s daughter Aurelia performed at half time during celebrity charity football match on Father’s Day (Aurelia and mother Kelsey Parker pictured) 

In the sweet clip, Aurelia, 4, sang Somewhere Out There by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram, before showing off her dance moves

In the sweet clip, Aurelia, 4, sang Somewhere Out There by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram, before showing off her dance moves

Tom died aged 33 in March 2022 following an 18-month battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer

Tom died aged 33 in March 2022 following an 18-month battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer

‘And she just did a film with Anthony Hopkins. She had a little cameo in One Life, so they are following in his footsteps already.’

Celebrities such as Love Island’s Finley Tapp, EastEnders’ Thomas Law and Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Junior took part in the charity match on Sunday June 16. 

And at half time, the crowd became emotional when social media star Tom James sang a rendition of I’m Glad You Came by Tom’s band The Wanted. 

The Tom Parker Foundation Celebrity Fathers Day Football Match took place at Dorking Wanderers FC and is sponsored by Grove Gallery.

100% of the proceeds raised from the game will be donated to brain tumour charity Ahead of The Game – which helps fund life saving treatment and support affected families. 

The charity invests in cancer sufferers and their families providing rehabilitation, mental and emotional support as well as financial help.

It comes after Kelsey said their young children, Aurelia and Bodhi still make Father’s Day cards for Tom following his death. 

Kelsey has remained open and honest as she navigate life after his death with their children.

Tom's widow Kelsey hosted the charity match on Father's Day

Tom’s widow Kelsey hosted the charity match on Father’s Day 

Celebrities such as Love Island's Finley Tapp, EastEnders' Thomas Law and Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Junior took part in the charity match on Sunday June 1

Celebrities such as Love Island’s Finley Tapp, EastEnders’ Thomas Law and Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Junior took part in the charity match on Sunday June 1

The Tom Parker Foundation Celebrity Fathers Day Football Match took place at Dorking Wanderers FC and is sponsored by Grove Gallery

The Tom Parker Foundation Celebrity Fathers Day Football Match took place at Dorking Wanderers FC and is sponsored by Grove Gallery

100% of the proceeds raised from the game will be donated to brain tumour charity Ahead of The Game - which helps fund life saving treatment and support affected families

100% of the proceeds raised from the game will be donated to brain tumour charity Ahead of The Game – which helps fund life saving treatment and support affected families

Scott Thomas helped host on the day

Scott Thomas helped host on the day 

Kelsey recently spoke on if she thinks Aurelia and Bodhi will follow in their fathers footsteps and have a showbiz career

Kelsey recently spoke on if she thinks Aurelia and Bodhi will follow in their fathers footsteps and have a showbiz career

She told MailOnline: 'I do feel like it is in their blood. Aurelia just gets up and sings, and she's got a really good voice!'

She told MailOnline: ‘I do feel like it is in their blood. Aurelia just gets up and sings, and she’s got a really good voice!’

Sharing an update to Instagram on Sunday, the kids could be seen proudly holding up Father’s Day cards.

She explained: ‘Today is such a difficult day for so many. Look at this picture of happiness, you’d never think in a million years these happy, proud children are growing up without their Dad, the most heartbreaking situation for me and my family, like so many others up and down the country.’

Kelsey continued: Father’s Day will never be the same without you, life will never be the same without you Tom.

‘I need you so much right now as I’m facing big (and daily little) decisions about Rae and Bo and their futures and I just want to know what you’d think and what you want me to do.

‘Please keep guiding us. I’m so grateful for every little sign and to know these kids are so loved by us all. I know you never leave their side. Here’s to celebrating you and all the Dads that deserve to be celebrated today.

‘Today is all about you Tom. Our annual charity football match all in your name and in your honour. A huge thank you to our celebrity players, Scott our MC and everyone who has dedicated the last few months to planning this hugely important charity event.

‘To everyone coming down and supporting us today, a massive thank you. Making this event a big success is so important to us. We want Tommy to feel our love on this special day.

Kelsey has said their young children, Aurelia, four, and Bodhi, three, still make Father's Day cards for him

Kelsey has said their young children, Aurelia, four, and Bodhi, three, still make Father’s Day cards for him

She explained: 'Today is such a difficult day for so many.The most heartbreaking situation for me and my family, like so many others up and down the country'

She explained: ‘Today is such a difficult day for so many.The most heartbreaking situation for me and my family, like so many others up and down the country’

‘So let’s bring the joy, the love, the generosity. We have lots of children and families affected by brain tumours joining us today and we want to make it special for them as well as raising lots of money to help beat this awful disease.

‘We hope we make you proud Tom. Happy Father’s Day to the best Daddy. You may not have got the chance to kick a ball with Bodhi and I’ll never understand how or why that opportunity was taken from us, but I’m just going to stay focused on the fact you’ll watch every single game the boy ever plays and you’ll be sprinkling your gold dust on him every time.’

She added in an interview with The Mirror : ‘Coming up to Father’s Day it is hard. Their teachers asked me, ‘Are they OK to make cards in class?’ and I said, ‘Yes, we’ll celebrate their dad.”

Kelsey added: ‘We put their Father’s Day cards on the side and we look at them, exactly the same as we do on Mother’s Day.’

WHAT IS A GLIOBLASTOMA?

Glioblastoma is considered the most aggressive tumor that can form in the brain. Senator John McCain was diagnosed with one in July 2017.

Patients have a 10 percent chance of surviving five years after their diagnosis, according to figures. The average lifespan is between 14 and 16 months.

Three adults per every 100,000 will be struck down with a glioblastoma, says The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

It is most commonly found in men aged 50 to 60, and there is no link between developing glioblastoma and having a previous history with other cancers.

WHAT IS THE TUMOR MADE OF? 

The tumor is made up of a mass of cells growing quickly in the brain, and in most cases patients have no family history of the disease.

It won’t spread to other organs, however, once it is diagnosed, it is nearly impossible to target, surgeons claim.

Unlike other types of brain cancer which are more specifically located, glioblastoma can occur in any part of the brain. 

WHAT TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE? 

Because the tumor likely already spread deep into the brain by the time it is diagnosed, the cancerous tissue is incredibly difficult to remove. 

Surgeon will only ever remove the tumor, or part of the tumor, if it won’t do any damage to the surrounding brain tissue.

Dr Babcar Cisse, a neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, told Daily Mail Online in July 2017: ‘By the time a glioblastoma is diagnosed, microfibers can spread to the rest of the brain which an MRI would not spot.

‘So even if the main tumor is removed and the patient receives radiation and chemotherapy, it will come back.’ 

GRADING A GLIOBLASTOMA

Brain tumors are graded from between one to four, depending on how fast they grow and how aggressive they are.

Malignant tumors are either given a high-grade three or four, while benign ones are given a lower grade one or two. 

Glioblastoma is often referred to as a grade four astrocytoma – another form of brain tumor, says the AANS.

SYMPTOMS

Patients typically complain of symptoms such as confused vision, trouble with memory, dizziness and headaches.

The symptoms are somewhat nonspecific, and vary from person to person, and may not persist. 

The disease is therefore impossible to diagnose based on symptoms alone.

 

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