A three-year-old mother who was diagnosed with a brain tumor after going to A & E with an "extreme" migraine spoke of her positive determination to "win the fight".
Lizzie Parker, a primary school teacher, went to the Royal Hull Infirmary when the migraines she had suffered for three weeks worsened and she was started to feel "weird" with a loss of coordination.
In her shock, a CT scan revealed a brain tumor the size of a golf ball and, four days later, she was operated on.
Although recently released from the hospital, her blog, Game Changer, has already seen the 37-year-old campaign and raise funds to continue her research on the disease.
Elloughton's mother said, "What I initially thought of as a headache was diagnosed as a brain tumor.
"I share my story on the blog because we need to raise awareness and that there is a serious lack of funding for research as to why this is happening and how to deal with it.
"It's not a story of sympathy, I win it, it's a battle and we all have different battles, I live in uncertainty, but the power of positivity will allow me to get through.
"It is a case of mind on muscle." The mind is more powerful than the brain which is a muscle.
"It's his match and I'm going to win, I'm not going anywhere.
"I was positive from the first day, from the moment I was diagnosed.If this guy can beat Anthony Joshua, then I can do it.Being positive, that's whatever something that comes naturally to me, it's not a facade. "
Ms. Parker started having migraines four weeks before the diagnosis. She went to her doctor three times, where she received medication for the headache.
She continued to work at Elloughton Elementary School – a job she said she loved – but on May 16, she began to have trouble talking, suffered from vision loss, extreme migraines, and could not coordinate properly.
Her husband took her to A & E's home in Hull Royal, where a scanner revealed a mass in her head.
Four days later, on May 20, Ms. Parker underwent emergency surgery and, four days after the operation, she had returned home recovering.
According to The Brain Tumor Charity, more than 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with brain tumors each year, but less than two percent of national spending on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
Ms Parker said that more money was needed to fund the research so that people could be aware of the symptoms.
She said: "The doctors are not able to tell me what caused it and how long I had it.It is unclear why this is happening and that is why I am determined to fight for it. change.
"There are too many unknowns and there is still a lot of work to be done for scientists and doctors to have more resources, and I am fighting for things to change."
"I will work with the charity on brain tumors to raise awareness and raise funds."
About the charity for brain tumors
The charity for brain tumors is at the forefront of fighting brain tumors, making every day a change in the lives of people with brain tumors and their families.
The charitable foundation funds pioneering research aimed at increasing survival, raising awareness about the symptoms and effects of brain tumors, and helping all those affected to improve their quality of life.
He is committed to having the greatest impact possible on every person touched by a brain tumor and defending the most astonishing part of the human body.
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