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Ciara, Patient

“When I was 17 I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour”
Ciara, Patient
Ciara, Patient

“I started vomiting after a fall in a netball game in May 2016, and then getting massive headaches. Mum knew something wasn’t right, so we went to get an MRI. I was 17 and diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

My family spoke with brain surgeons from around the world for a year but there was nothing to be done.

There was no quality of life. I was pretty much bedridden really. Definitely scared and definitely searching for answers.

I was in a really bad position that no teenager wants to be in.

In 2018 I had my 5-hour surgery with Dr Charlie Teo in Sydney who removed 100% of my brain tumour.

I am still tumour free.

After being told I would never play netball again, to put back on this dress with these amazing girls who were my constant support was the best.

To those who say no, I say yes. And to those who doubt, I say believe.”

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