An abnormal growth of a tissue that leads to the inflammation of a part of the body is called a tumor. Tumors can occur at a variety of places on the body - even the brain!
Allana Prosser, a teenager, had had a brain tumor for the last six years, but realized it only when the tumor started pressing on her right optic nerve! Check out Allana's story.
Allana was just 11 years old when she first started having daily headaches in 2009. It was only earlier this year when the massive tumor had started pressing against her right optic nerve that she realized something was wrong.
She was in the operation theater having surgery the very next day after being diagnosed in May this year. She is now all set to travel to the States in the new year to continue her treatment with proton radiotherapy. The therapy will never completely remove the tumor from her body, but will stabilize it, helping her live a normal life.
The tumor was 15 cm thick before surgery. The surgery has cut it down to 4 cm.
Over the several years of medical investigation, she has been given numerous potential diagnoses and varying drugs. But the real extent of her problem was revealed only earlier this year.
After her surgery, Allana was told her eye would never open again. But she simply sees this as a challenge.
With some determination, she used masking tape daily to tape the eyelid and try to get my muscle working again... and it worked!
"The last six months have been the hardest for my family and friends and most of all, me. I have been truly blessed with love and support and would have never been able to do this without any of you. This is why I will fight this and come back fighting with every downfall to prove to you all and also myself I'm a fighter and will overcome this horrible illness." May God bless her and cure her soon!