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