Kelly Doran, from Garston, went to hospital with her husband Gareth, where she was told she had a brain tumor believed to be in the third stage at the time
Image: Georgia Doran)
A mother of four who was told she had a brain tumor the day before her daughter’s wedding kept it a secret so her family could have a nice day.
Kelly Doran, from Garston, went to hospital with her husband Gareth, where she was told she had a brain tumor believed to be stage three on November 18.
The very next day she was at her daughter’s wedding pretending everything was fine to make sure her family had the best day possible.
Three days later, she sat down with the family and told them the devastating news. This is reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The 44-year-old has had a string of health issues over the past six months, with the former NHS worker suffering a host of complications after an operation in December that saw surgeons remove part of the tumour.
Her eldest daughter, Georgia Foreman, told ECHO about the heartbreaking news her mother received.
The 26-year-old nursing student said: “In October she had a seizure and nobody knew what was going on. An ambulance came because she wasn’t breathing properly.
“She was taken to the hospital and because she had epilepsy as a child they put it down to that and sent her home on epilepsy medication for a lot of time and she came to, okay, she should stay home.
“She had a couple of them but then in November she had a really bad seizure and came out of it and then had another really bad seizure so she was taken to the hospital. They eventually did an MRI scan, did all the tests, and found that she had a tumor.
“Then on November 18, the day before my wedding, she and my dad went to an appointment, didn’t tell anyone, and three days later they sat us all down and told us she had a brain tumor.”
In January, Kelly, mother of Georgia, Chloe, 22, Sophie, 13, and Buddy, six, began her chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat stage four glioblastoma.
But during a four-week break in chemotherapy, she developed bacterial meningitis, which has postponed her treatment indefinitely as doctors want a fourth eight-week break, pending whether the tumor’s growth accelerates again.
The family are now raising money to research treatments further afield, with Georgia claiming the treatment method hasn’t changed in two decades.
She said: “After doing research we found that the treatment of glioblastoma hasn’t changed in 20 years, so it’s a basic package of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
“The two together can shrink the tumour, especially if it’s inoperable, but because it’s such an aggressive tumour, I feel like the NHS isn’t putting a lot of money into it. As my mother puts it, one feels so waiting for you to die.
“There’s not a lot they can do in the NHS and there’s not a lot of evidence that other treatments work, but there’s a lot of research in Germany and America on this type of tumor and they have some success stories.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brave-mum-kept-brain-tumour-26930447 The brave mother kept the brain tumor a secret after learning the news the day before her daughter's wedding