A 20-year old girl in London, who was found to have a huge tumor in her head, revealed that a rollercoaster ride in a theme park when she was 12 saved her life as it temporarily relieved some pressure in her brain by redistributing the vital fluid that was blocked by the tumor.
Days after the theme park ride, she visited a doctor after complaining of persistent headaches and a scan revealed the presence of a big tumor in her head.
Emma said that the doctors believed the tumor to be steadily growing in her head over the last seven years and warned her that even if they were able to save her life through surgery, there was a danger that it could leave her in a vegetative state which would require round the clock care.
Emma, who has now completely recovered from the surgery and is currently studying Primary Teaching at St Mary's University, revealed that the latest scans have shown no presence of the tumor. "I'm incredibly fortunate that I managed to make a good recovery after my operation. After the operation, I couldn't walk, talk, or even feed myself. But I was determined I'd walk again and beat the tumor. It has taken years of hard work, but now, I'm finally able to do the things I've always wanted to and live the life I've always wanted to lead", she said.