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Stanley Brackenbrough107-year-old, donated £245,000 to Sheffield Children's Hospital before he died. The107-year-old, donated £245,000 to Sheffield Children's Hospital before he died. A kind-hearted 107-year-old donated his entire estate to a hospital to help fund an innovative scanner - which will be used to treat his great-great-niece's brain tumour. See SWNS story SWLEtumour. Former army-veteran David 'Stanley' Brackenbrough left a legacy gift of £245,000 when he died in 2017 which has been used to fund a third of the £800,000 machine. The device will enable doctors to give brave seven-year-old Isabelle Smith a more detailed diagnosis of a benign tumour she was diagnosed with at nine-months old. The growth lies deep within her brain and has so far been unable to be removed; however, the scanner may open up the possibility of it eventually being extracted if necessary. Isabelle's mother Loran Smith, 33, said her great-uncle Stanley loved the little girl so much during the final years of his life - and knew everything about her condition. Stanley sadly lost his two children and wife so decided to help little Isabelle and thousands of other children by gifting the hospital the extraordinary amount. Loran believes the donation was his way of 'saying thank you' for the way the hospital had looked after her all her life.