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Ciara Nelson: Teenage girl battles inoperable brain tumour

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It’s every parent’s nightmare, your child has a seemingly innocent fall playing sport, only to have doctors find an inoperable brain tumour.

Ciara Nelson fell during a netball game in June 2016 and received the frightening diagnosis.

Recently her tumour has worsened and is now a high grade glioma, but Ciara and her family have made the tough decision to try to remove the tumour.

It’s a risky surgery but Sydney neurosurgeon Professor Charlie Teo is willing to operate.

“I’m a little nervous, a bit scared,” Ciara told Heidi Murphy.

“It is the worst nightmare you can imagine,” Ciara’s mum Colleen said.

The family are attempting to raise 30K in 30 days to pay medical bills.

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Donations can be made via the GoFundMe page:

Member for Gembrook Brad Battin is also supporting the Nelson family, and encourages items to be donated to his office.

  • Cash Donations
  • Items for an Auction
  • Services for Auction
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Any other ideas we would appreciate
  • To donate items please contact

“We’ve got an event coming up on the 28th of January at the Beaconsfield Football Club, we’ll be having some auctions and live music,” Brad said.

Ciara’s surgery is likely to be next month.

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