Mum with brain tumour forced to sell home to raise $100,000 for surgery

So sad

November 22 2018

A mother of five from Perth is in a race against time to raise funds for life-saving surgery.

Rachel Hayden was diagnosed with a rare pineal tumour in 2016 and the only surgeon willing to operate is Dr Charlie Teo from Sydney, the Daily Mail reports.

The 39-year-old will not know if the tumour is cancerous until she has surgery, and she desperately needs to raise $100,000 for living expenses and medical bills.

Mrs Hayden’s real estate agent took to the airwaves on a local radio station in a plea to get the house sold and the much-needed funds to her client.

Just a few pics, I can't wait to get better & look lik this again ❤️❤️❤️
Just a few pics, I can't wait to get better & look lik this again ❤️❤️❤️

Her husband Andrew has also taken to social media in a last-ditch attempt to raise funds, setting up a GoFundMe page to encourage people to donate to their cause.

The mum has suffered from blackouts, seizures, blurred vision, nerve spasms, slurred speech and severe body pain.

She had a consultation with renowned brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo who has since agreed to operate on Mrs Hayden - but has quoted the couple anywhere from $60,000 up to $150,000.

As well as putting their house on the market, the couple have sold many of their possessions and plan to live in a bus.

The family hope to travel around Australia in the bus once Mrs Hayden has her surgery.

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