National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Patient braves the shave for a cure
A woman who was diagnosed with a brain tumour has braved the shave to help find a cure for the disease.
Clare Danswan was diagnosed with a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET) when she was just 11. For three years, Clare was back and forth to the doctors suffering from suspected epilepsy. She was placed on various medications but nothing seemed to help.
After further tests revealed the shocking discovery of a tumour on her brain, Clare underwent surgery to remove the tumour. Thankfully, she needed no further treatment and has made a full recovery. Now 37, she picked up the clippers to raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research.
Clare said: “I’ve always wanted to do something to help raise awareness and always thought about shaving my head. It’s taken a while to build the confidence to do something and now felt like the right timing.”
Although the day of her head shave was “nerve-wracking”, Clare says she is getting used to her new look.
She added: “Almost two decades after my diagnosis, I live a normal and full life. I felt a duty to do this fundraiser as not everyone will have this happy ending, so I'm doing it in their memory and to show support for those currently undergoing treatment and diagnosis. You’ve got this!"
To support Clare’s fundraising, please donate via her JustGiving page here.
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