The best friend of a 21-year-old woman from Chessington is appealing for support after they were diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

Megan McCully described how her close friend Nicole Stocks, a 21-year-old from Chessington, was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour known as Anaplastic Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma (APXA).

Nicole received the life-changing diagnosis after suffering several seizures and slipping into a coma.

Since then, she has woken to discover no mobility on her left side, plus a short term and long term memory loss that has erased the last two years from her memory at present.

With the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic meaning hospital visits are all but impossible for Megan and other close ones, Nicole's friend described how she wanted to do something special for Nicole whenever she was discharged from hospital:

"I’d like to give her something to look forward to and keep pushing towards making a full recovery which is why I promised I would take her to Disney Land Florida," Megan said.

"I am currently saving up money to take her but we would appreciate any help offered," she added.

Megan went onto describe how Nicole is currently working to regain her independence and has undergone treatment for the tumour.

"She has had 20 sessions of radiotherapy and has started chemotherapy in the recent weeks.

"She’s improving day by day and getting stronger but she’s been in hospital for over 100 days now with no family or friends allowed to visit due to the current pandemic," she wrote in the post on the GoFundMe website.

To help with Megan's fundraiser for Nicole, click here.