Live on Sky News following Walk With The Seagulls - Brainstrust

On Halloween 2015 I was met with a friend, after doing 5k in the gym (was training for Brighton Marathon funnily enough) and I had the seizure! Lost my speech and then collapsed. From then on I was taken in by King's Hospital (the NHS staff were all brilliant) known as the 'mystery patient'... Later that month I was diagnosed with Terry, a grade 3 oligodendriogma brain tumour.
I then proceeded with 33 radiotherapy sessions of radiotherapy and six sessions of PCV chemotherapy (procarbazine, lomustine (also called CCNU) vincristine) - this truly wrecked by white blood cells (had to go into isolation a couple of times). Having gone through this horrific process I remained positive and remained working!
A year and a half later Terry had left my brain. That's right, I had defeated Terry - woohoo!!
This is the reason why I'm taking part in Brainstrust Walk. I love giving back to Brain Tumour related charities and this is only one that has helped me during my Terry time.
Quote from Brainstrust Facebook -
"We're thrilled to announce that Nicola Manuel, one of our Follow the Seagulls walkers will be LIVE on Sky News today at 12:10pm to discuss her involvement in Follow the Seagulls & the support that she has had from Brainstrust. Watch the live stream here

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