The 31-year-old mother thought her ‘weird feelings’ and confusion were due to her pregnancy and a busy lifestyle. Unfortunately, the doctors reportedly told her that she has an aggressive form of disease. On several occasions, the mother experienced some confusion, loss of muscle control down her right arm/leg and loss of peripheral vision on the right. The mother first thought that she was tired from having a newborn baby and slightly stressed from having a busy lifestyle.
The 31-year-old mom, Lauren Champion, initially thought that something was wrong while she was pregnant in October last year.
Unfortunately, those were focal seizures, without her realizing.
The 31-year-old mom, Lauren Champion, reportedly said: “I had weird feelings of confusion, loss of muscle control down my right side, and loss of my peripheral vision in my right eye. I just thought I was tired and slightly stressed from having a busy lifestyle.”
Few weeks after giving birth to her baby Otto, the 31-year-old mom was still suffering from the same symptoms.
In November, the mother had a tonic-clonic seizure and was rushed to hospital, where the real cause was found.
The 31-year-old mom, Lauren Champion, told Mirror: “At the hospital, I felt back to normal and didn’t remember the seizure.
But I had a CT scan which revealed a lesion on my brain. I thought, ‘this sort of thing doesn’t happen to me’ and that we hadn’t planned for in our lives.”
The mother of three had brain surgery in December 2021. Per reports, the surgeon was able to remove most of the tumour but left some because it was growing around a major blood vessel.
The 31-year-old mom, Lauren Champion, also said: “The operation went really well, and I was discharged the next day. I was out running two weeks later. Unfortunately, the tumour is a grade 3 hemangiopericytoma, which is very aggressive.”
The 31-year-old mother is now raising money for Brain Tumor Research.
The 31-year-old mom, Lauren Champion, also said: “It’s massively changed my life, so I wanted to do something I love for a charity that means so much to me. There is such a lack of research into this devastating disease and more needs to be done to spot the early symptoms.”
Now, her hope is to raise money to put more research into this rare type of tumor as there is currently very little knowledge about it.
Her GoFundMe Page states: “5 weeks after giving birth for the third time, I had a tonic seizure followed by a CT scan. This showed a lesion growing in my brain that was approximately 5cmx4cm and had been pressing onto my brain, giving some slight symptoms for 6 weeks.
On several occasions, I experienced some confusion, loss of muscle control down my right arm/leg and loss of peripheral vision on the right. Initially I presumed I was tired from having a newborn baby and slightly stressed from having a busy lifestyle.
These were focal seizures, without me realizing. I had brain surgery on December 16th 2021 to remove the tumor by Dr. Ingale. He was able to remove most of the tumour but left some in place due to it growing around a major blood vessel.
Unfortunately the histology came back with the worst results possible. A stage 3 hemangiopericytoma. A rare and aggressive malignant tumor.”