Community supports cancer fight

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Periwinkles Cafe staff members Michael Walmsley, Kelly Millard, Felicity Treacey and former owner Paul Mullen have supported Mount Gambier resident Scott Collins (centre) through his fight against brain cancer, raising more than $7000 for Cancer Council and RedKite.

AFTER enduring ongoing headaches, memory loss and severe pain, Mount Gambier resident and budding chef Scott Collins was thrown into an unimaginable situation.

Fighting for a diagnosis for months, Mr Collins finally received an MRI and as the test was completed, he was asked to remain where he was while the Royal Flying Doctor Service rushed to fly him to Adelaide immediately.

It was then he was told he had a tumor growing on his frontal lobe the size of a grapefruit.

Once arriving in Adelaide, Mr Collins was rushed into life-saving surgery with a tumour around the size of one quarter of his brain removed during the craniotomy, but unfortunately the entire tumour was not able to be cut out.

He was then returned home after five days, but

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