The family of a Cloncurry woman is desperate to get her to Sydney in order to have her life saved.
Just before Christmas last year, Kym Bowden received devastating news that her mother Lynette Bowden had been diagnosed with a rare aggressive meningioma brain tumor.
Since then the Bowden family have been in a race against the clock to raise enough funds for the expensive operation.
Kym Bowden said the price for her mother's operation has gone up fifty thousand dollars to over $150,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This virus has made things even worse, time is running out for my mother to have her operation," Ms Bowden said.
"They also informed us that they won't do the operation unless you are going to die within three days due to COVID-19.
"We need to raise so much money to get her to Sydney to be operated on by Dr Charlie Teo as soon as possible."
Lynette Bowden who has lived in Cloncurry for 15 years is a 50-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, of three daughters and four grandchildren.
In late 2019 Lynette went to the doctors with headaches, memory loss, fainting, vision loss, along with vomiting and stabbing pains in her head to name a few.
Kym Bowden said her mother was turned away a few times after being told that it was just sinus or viral related.
"It took several more visits and some convincing but some test were finally taken. Two days before Christmas my mum got the call that she had been dreading," she said.
"She raced to the hospital to get the news that she has a very rare brain tumor, an aggressive meningioma,
"She was told by the Queensland specialist that it was to risky for them to operate and there was nothing more they could do but monitor and help manage with pain relief.
"This was clearly not good enough for my mother and us so we rallied and organised a visit with major brain surgeon, Dr. Charlie Teo in Sydney.
"Dr. Teo advised our mum needs to have surgery and is going to perform a craniotomy on her to not only save her eye sight but in the hope to save her life.
With a window of six weeks to perform the surgery if she is to stand a chance, and a bill in excess of $150,000 the family is now in desperate need to raise some funds.
"We are looking for your help and generosity to keep our mum alive. It may only give her a few more years with us all, but to us every extra day is a blessing," Lyn Bowden said.
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