Nearly five months after undergoing three gruelling operations in America to remove a life-threatening brain tumour, teenager Shannon Black is back at school and reclaiming her independence (writes Katie Smyth).
The 13-year-old, from Birkhill, was born with the tumour on her hypothalamus — the so-called master gland that regulates much of the body’s functions.
The 2cm tumour may not have been cancerous, but it had a significant effect on Shannon’s life causing her to develop precocious puberty as a baby.
By KFBB News Team
Some people say laughter is the best medicine. But is there such thing as over dosing on laughter? Imagine going to a funeral and you can not stop giggling or crying uncontrollably, even though you are not sad.
It is a rare disorder that thousands of people across the nation deal with everyday, including right here in the treasure state. One local woman was being filmed by PBS on Monday for a documentary that will feature the disorder and the miracle drug that she says changed her life.