“I thought my little girl was having a stroke, but it was actually brain cancer”

Convinced her daughter was having a stroke, mother Elaine immediately called for help after noticing her child was having trouble walking when she was rushed to the hospital

Faye Taylor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor after experiencing stroke-like symptoms
Faye Taylor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor after experiencing stroke-like symptoms

A nine-year-old girl whose left arm was disfigured is devastated after it was found to be a brain tumour.

Faye Taylor became unwell on May 15 when her left arm was disfigured and her left leg was rotated inward. Daily Echo reported.

Her mother Elaine, 50, was convinced Faye was having a stroke and immediately contacted NHS24 after noticing her child was having trouble walking.

Faye was taken to nearby Wishaw General Hospital before later being transferred to Yorkhill Hospital.

On May 19, her family received the devastating news that Faye’s MRI revealed she had aggressive stage 4 cancer.






Faye with dad Gavin and mom Elaine





Tragically, Faye was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor

Heartbroken Elaine said: “I never expected this to happen. Never in a million years.

“Faye had no symptoms before that day. That came completely out of the blue.

“I really thought they would tell me that she had a childhood stroke, cerebral palsy or even MS.

“But then they sent a cab to pick up my husband Gary who was at home babysitting.

“Upon his arrival they told us that Faye had a brain tumour.

“Doctors did a biopsy after they saw it on the MRI and the results showed she had aggressive stage 4 cancer.

“They can’t operate because the tumor is so deep and they told us chemo is not an option.”

Elaine and her husband Gary and Faye’s siblings Lewis, 15, Jodie, 14, and Harvey, 11, struggle to come to terms with their devastating diagnosis.

The Wishaw mum shared how the family can only watch with pain as their youngest member tragically deteriorates.

She added: “Faye was always the one who would do anything to help someone, but now we have to help her with anything.

“Her left side is numb and she can only walk short distances, but then she tires very quickly and has to use a wheelchair.

“And she used to be so independent and so happy, but now she’s withdrawn and scared.”

Now, Elaine wants other parents to “always trust their instincts when they feel something is wrong with their child.

She said: “Parents should always follow their instincts and trust their instincts when they know something is wrong with their child.

“I’m now wondering if I missed something, but the doctors told me there was nothing more I could have done.”

Faye is now scheduled to undergo radiation therapy to slow the progression of her tumor and will be sedated during treatment.

Elaine shared how supporting her community helps keep her strong.

She added: “It’s impossible to thank everyone who has offered support but it means so much to us.”

Family friend Christine McGeechan set one up fundraiser Page to help the family create special memories with Faye, as well as pay for food and gas expenses during her treatment.

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