A 21-year-old Sydney woman who experienced a series of mysterious symptoms while traveling in Europe has been diagnosed with a stage 3 malignant brain tumornews.com.au reported. Jenaya Shaw was traveling with her best friend when they had to cut their trip short due to her illness. She visited several doctors abroad, but they could not determine the cause of her ailments.
During her journey, the 21-year-old experienced nausea, vomiting during her journey, headaches, loss of balance and loss of vision in her right eye. When she reached Sydney, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, leaving her devastated. In the past three months, she has undergone three invasive brain surgeries and remains in the hospital.
”My world collapsed when I was only 21 years old. I knew we had a big journey from then on, but I’m so happy to have everyone by my side in the meantime. This has taught me countless lessons, the most important of which is that your health is truly the most important thing, and if we don’t have our health, we have nothing,” Ms. Shaw shared in a social media post.
Chelsea Ashe, a friend of Ms. Shaw, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for her medical expenses.
‘Having already undergone three invasive brain surgeries, Jenaya has been robbed of her youth and all the dreams and ambitions that come with it. The weight of grief and confusion weighs heavily on her, for how could such a cruel fate befall such a vibrant and healthy young woman?” Mr Ashe wrote.
”The funds we hope to raise through this GoFundMe campaign will ease the financial burden associated with Jenaya’s treatment and surgeries. In addition, these funds will provide crucial support to her family, who have been unable to work due to their continued commitment to be by their daughter’s side every day for the past three months, and indefinitely,” she added to it.
The fundraiser has raised more than $39,000 so far.