Allana and Gemima Journey

£4,871 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 39 months
Hi, I am Allana Prosser. My heartache started back in 2009 when I was aged 11. It all began when I experienced daily headaches, I would take 2 paracetamol without fail every 4 hours for it to even touch the pain.
Forwards and backwards my mum took me to the local GP, but nothing I was a hypochondriac!!

As months went on I was constantly asleep, from the minute I sat down or walked into the house, there I was again- asleep!
My drinking any fluid also increased rapidly, from anywhere around 4-7litres a day or more. My family knew something was not right.

Forwards and backwards God knows how many times, but everything got worse from bad blurry vision, to an increase in weight and my balance was always on edge.
Can you even believe this diagnoses was being allergic to cheese!! I LOVE CHEESE haha.
It got to the time when all my friends would be having trouble and complaining about there ladies monthly cycle, which I never was able to relate to, and still to this day I can't. GP kept saying come back next year, or come back when your over 18?

Then the most embarrassing came, where a 16 year old became incontinante! It got to the stage where I would not go to work, to the shops basically anywhere where there was public!
No diagnoses was made of this and I was put on a medication called "oxybutynin" and then fobbed off again!

Twitchy eye started in my right eye " she's winking at me again" my family would say ha ha! This was due to my oxybutynin medication.. Wrong!

On the 21st May 2015 my opticians finally and luckily transferred me to the emergency hospital eye clinic where my mum broke down (embarrassing) which saved my life..
Within 10 minutes of the specialist Doctor seeing my mum in a state I was having a CT scan which then rapidly I was having an MRI scan.
Before I know it I was told the devastating news.

I am a 17 year old with a Craniopharynigioma ( which I call Gemima ) it consists of a solid tumour which has a large cyst attached also. It is situated on my pituitary gland and pushing against my optic nerves to my right eye.

On the 22nd May 2015 (morning after) I was in my first operation which was to release the fluid on my brain which was left draining for a week.

28th May 2015 was my second operation to remove as much tumour as possible without causing any life threating damage to myself.
Unfortunately where Gemima is situated they have had to leave a mass of a 4cm tumour, which is nothing before surgery she was 15cms!!

I recovered well with slight problems and swelling. Oh and with one eye, but I soon sorted that when I was told it will never open. With some determination I used masking tape daily to cellotape the eyelid and try to get my muscle working again.. It worked!

My next steps are where I hope I can have some help ASAP.
I am due to go to America to undergo Proton Radiotherapy treatment after Christmas/early new year; this treatment is a specialised type of radiotherapy, which reduces the radiotherapy effecting surrounding normal tissue, potentially this can help no life time or long term side effects.
NHS England, once approved will fund for me and my mother to go for 3 months. NHS is unable to pay for immediate family, daily living expensise over in the US and also upfront payments that are needed.
There will also be spare time where it's possible to hopefully go for day trips and also visit Disney Land Florida during my once in a life time experience.

As much as I don't want to be writing my story and asking for help, I have too! The last 6 months have been the hardest for my family and friends and most of all me. I have been truly blessed with love and support and would have never been able to do this without any of you. This is why I will fight this, and come back fighting with every downfall to prove to you all and also myself I'm a fighter and will over come this horrible illness.


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I am so over whelmed by all the great donations, help and most of all support! Due to only expecting around £100 from family and close friends and still be struggling with a few costs it's a shock with the fundraising that is already on a roll, my latest thoughts are that whatever spare money I return to the UK with will be split up to a few charities that are not 100% decided on yet but also other Proton Therapy Fundraisers just like me now!
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Nick Muller
39 months ago
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I have a family Friend who just in the last few weeks had their daughter go through the very same surgery. The father posted this story just now on Facebook and said he would love for his daughter Lizzy to be able to talk to Allana. Is there anyway we could make this happen, she is also a young girl, and is currently having her radiation treatment I believe. Here is her FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1209945679032048/?pnref=lhc I think it would be amazing to get the two in touch, as they are going through similar situations. Anything would be amazing, even just a Hello or Hi. Regardless Allana is inspiring people and girls like her to get through this. God bless you and your family!

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Sharon Randle
38 months ago

Hi ya Allana, all my love and best wishes xxx Mrs Randle (Sharon ) St Giles Junior.

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Sue Burrowes
39 months ago

Hi There, We have a nephew who went through the same diagnosis and treatment when he was 8 yrs old, he is now a strapping 20 years old and lives here in New Zealand. For most of the time he lived in Los Angeles and was operated on there twice and also had similar treatment to you. He manages with one eye, is doing college courses and hoping to go to university soon so with all the love and help you are getting I am sure your outcome will be the same. Wishing you every success and we will pray for a good response to your treatment. Blessings Sue

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Anonymous
32 months ago
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Carla Francis
36 months ago

Saw your story in Pick Me Up. You're very brave. Good luck X

TS
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The Strangeways
37 months ago

All the best from The Strangeways!!!

ME
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Margaret Evason
38 months ago

Please get well soon Allana.

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Anonymous
38 months ago
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Laura Simm
38 months ago
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Hello I just bumped into your dad in the Chinese and your so brave ... All the best for you challenging journey and my thoughts are with you all, love Laura & family xxxx

CM
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Claire Murdoch
38 months ago

Safe journey,lots and lots of love Claire xxx

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Julie Himmons
38 months ago

Good luck xx

LD
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Lynn donnachie
38 months ago

Good luck Allana, we'll be thinking of you. With love and best wishes. Lynn & Megan Donnachie

SN
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Shelley Naylor
38 months ago

Best wishes Allana , you are an inspiration and you have a fantastic family

Nick Muller
39 months ago
1
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I have a family Friend who just in the last few weeks had their daughter go through the very same surgery. The father posted this story just now on Facebook and said he would love for his daughter Lizzy to be able to talk to Allana. Is there anyway we could make this happen, she is also a young girl, and is currently having her radiation treatment I believe. Here is her FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1209945679032048/?pnref=lhc I think it would be amazing to get the two in touch, as they are going through similar situations. Anything would be amazing, even just a Hello or Hi. Regardless Allana is inspiring people and girls like her to get through this. God bless you and your family!

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Sharon Randle
38 months ago

Hi ya Allana, all my love and best wishes xxx Mrs Randle (Sharon ) St Giles Junior.

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Sue Burrowes
39 months ago

Hi There, We have a nephew who went through the same diagnosis and treatment when he was 8 yrs old, he is now a strapping 20 years old and lives here in New Zealand. For most of the time he lived in Los Angeles and was operated on there twice and also had similar treatment to you. He manages with one eye, is doing college courses and hoping to go to university soon so with all the love and help you are getting I am sure your outcome will be the same. Wishing you every success and we will pray for a good response to your treatment. Blessings Sue

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