A woman who had a massive brain tumour picked up by a quick-thinking psychiatrist is now raising money for a charity that helped her.
Lindley resident Leander Stones had brain surgery in 2011 to remove the benign tumour, which was the size of an orange, after it was initially missed by doctors.
Now she is anxious to help Brains Trust, the brain tumour charity.
Leander had earlier been in a car crash due to the tumour pressing against blood vessels and causing dizziness, leading paramedics to suspect she had been drink driving.
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The tumour went unnoticed until a psychiatrist at The Dales hospital noticed warning signs and called for a life-saving brain scan.
Leander, 42, underwent five hours of neurosurgery at Leeds General Infirmary and is now in recovery, although has had to give up her job as administrative staff for the NHS.
She began fundraising for Brains Trust two years ago with a sponsored “Wear Grey For A Day”, which was also complimented by a brain-shaped cake.
She is now planning a day of afternoon tea, cakes and entertainment at The Black Bull pub in Lindley.
Leander said: “Brains Trust supported and helped me with my recovery from the tumour.
“They help people who are living with brain tumours, whether benign or not.
“They are a fantastic charity and the work they do is really important.”
The Brains Trust afternoon tea on Friday, February 26, is free for all and donations will be accepted on the day.
Leander is also keen to speak to other sufferers of brain tumours in the area.
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