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"All I remember them saying to me was you have a tumour.I got told was they couldn't operate because I had a very high chance of getting paralysed," said Chelsea.

THIS WAS THE DEVESTATING NEWS MUM.. CHELSEA FULLER WAS DEALT.. JUST TWO MONTHS AGO...

SHE'D BEEN SUFFERING FROM DEBILITATING MIGRAINES AND SERIOUS SEIZURES...

"She went to bed and about four hours later I don't know why I woke up, she was completely stiff, eyes open, ive never seen anything like it so it was very scarey for me," said Chelsea.

THAT NIGHT IN NOVEMBER ... SHE WAS RUSHED TO THE ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL....

AFTER SCANS AND A BIOPSY.. CHELSEA WAS TOLD SHE HAD A RARE.. CANCEROUS.. BRAIN TUMOUR...

AND WHAT'S WORSE.. IT WAS INOPERABLE

"He wasn't prepared to remove it and to sort of enjoy life and wait until stage three," said Chelsea.

WHEN WE MET THE BRAVE YOUNG MUM .. SHE REFUSED TO BELIEVE NOTHING COULD BE DONE....

AND WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS THEY FOUND THE ONLY PERSON WHO WAS WILLING TO OPERATE... INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BRAIN SURGEON DR CHARLES TEO...

"He's an awesome man, he's willing to operate but it comes with a lot of risks, um I have a very high chance of being paralysed on my left side, but I'm willing to take that risk due to living longer for my children," said Chelsea.

STILL.. THEY NEEDED 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE OPERATION....

AND THAT'S WHEN THE HELP CHELSEA CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED .. AND WITH THE HELP OF OUR GENEROUS TODAY TONIGHT VIEWERS ... THE FULLER'S EASILY REACHED THEIR TARGET...

"I've had so much support through this whole journey it's been excellent, I'm so blessed," said Chelsea.
JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS.. CHELSEA MADE THE JOURNEY TO SYDNEY FOR THE RISKY SURGERY..... EXPECTING THE WORST ..

"We expected her to be in a wheel chair and pray for the best," said Mark.
BUT INCREDIBLY .. THE FIVE HOUR OPERATION COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL... SURPASSING EVEN THE SURGEON'S EXPECTATIONS

"I wiggled my feet and I knew in my head I would be able to get up. I just got up and walked," said Chelsea.

"I was in shock, she was moving, she could feel everything, the nurses tested everything, she was moving and I was like this is crazy, it was happy emotion," said Mark.

AND JUST THREE DAYS LATER....... CHELSEA WAS ABLE TO FLY HOME...

NOW ... CHELSEA HAS A SLIGHT NUMBNESS IN THE LEFT SIDE OF HER FACE.. AND A WEAK LEFT HAND... BUT THE BEST NEWS IS .. NEARLY ALL THE TUMOUR HAS BEEN REMOVED

"He took out 90 percent theres' 10 percent still left I have to have radiotherapy so hopefully that will shrink it to nothing," said Chelsea.

A STUNNING RESULT....

BUT THERE WAS STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD ....

"There has been no one that's survived brain cancer so far, so 100 percent mortality, but he's extended her life, that's the main thing."

THEN TODAY... AN EVEN BIGGER BOMBSHELL ...

"Dr teo rang and he basically told me that they've tested my tumour and it's not malignant," said Chelsea.

ACCORDING TO THE PATHOLOGY RESULTS .. THE TERMINAL CANCER .. WAS IN FACT MISDIAGNOSED AT THE RAH

THE UNNECESSARY STRESS.. PAIN AND ANXIETY IT'S CAUSED THEM.... SHOULDN'T BE OVERLOOKED...

AND THEIR MESSAGE FOR OTHERS IS CLEAR...

"Dont stand for your first opinion, gets seconds thirds fourths fifths, don't settle for what they tell you because their is hope," said Chelsea.

THE OPERATION WAS STILL ESSENTIAL... AS IT WAS GROWING AND COULD HAVE BEEN LIFE THREATENING IF IT WAS LEFT.

"We're just happy she can grow up with her children, see them grow up, that was the number one thing from the begining see her kids grow up and now we don't have to worry about that," said Mark.

ONE THING THAT'S CERTAIN... THE 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS LEFT OVER FROM MONEY RAISED FOR THE OPERATION... WILL BE DONATED... TO DR TEO'S BRAIN CANCER FOUNDATION... CURE FOR LIFE...

"Thanks for everything, that's for your support, i wouldn't have been standing here today knowing what i know now without going through, thank you so much to everyone who's helped support my situation," said Chelsea.

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