A ROLLER COASTER ride saved a woman’s life when it triggered vomiting fits which led to docs finding a brain tumour.
Molly White, 21, had no symptoms until the Colossus in Thorpe Park, Surrey, “rattled” the lump.
Molly White’s life was saved by a roller coaster after it led to the discovery of a brain tumour[/caption]
The 21-year-old had a slight headache after coming off Collosus at Thorpe Park but blamed it on the ride[/caption]
The student, of Paignton, Devon, is recovering after two ops and radiotherapy to shrink it.
She said: “It’s something that at the time, I didn’t think too much about, but of course that roller coaster made a massive difference.
“I nearly didn’t go to Thorpe Park because I was moving house and I had so much on.
“If I hadn’t have gone there, who knows when I would have found about the tumour?”
Molly went to Thorpe Park in April 2016, to celebrate her friend’s birthday and when she got off the ride – which has
corkscrews, rolls and a loop – she had a sore head.
“It was a dull ache for a few minutes,” she said.
“When I came off I said ‘that really rattled my brain’. Little did I know, it literally had.”
Molly added: “The doctor said ‘this roller coaster moved your head around and would have made your tumour move to where it was pressing against a part of your brain that was making you have symptoms’.
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“He said if it hadn’t it would have grown to the point where there was nothing they could have done about it.
“It would have been too late and I probably wouldn’t be here now.
“The roller coaster saved my life.”
The pain made Molly, from Paignton, Devon, seek medical help which eventually saw doctors discover the tumour[/caption]
The tumour was removed during two complex ops and Molly is now on the mend[/caption]
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