THE Cut Golf Course is rallying around staff member Emily Nicholson (21), who was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Operations manager Jodie Budworth said Ms Nicholson suffered from seizures and was diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a lemon on her right temporal lobe. Ms Nicholson requires urgent surgery.
“Emily is currently unable to work and unable to be left alone,” Ms Budworth said.
“Therefore she is reliant on family members taking time off to assist her.
“Her ongoing recovery and rehabilitation costs are still uncertain as they determine the extent of the tumour and just how to remove it.
“As Emily is left-handed her right temporal lobe is her dominant side and therefore there is the concern that by removing the tumour it could affect her sight and quite possibly leave her without speech.
“Of course we are all praying for a positive outcome and the surgeons are trying to find the best possible solution to the removal.”
Ms Budworth said Ms Nicholson’s ongoing recovery and rehabilitation costs were yet to be determined.
“But with specialist appointments and loss of work already causing financial stress we are seeking funds to support her and her family as best we can and at least alleviate one stress,” she said.
Ms Budworth has organised a fundraising event and silent auction at the golf club on August 10. She has also set up a gofundme page at www.gofundme.com/emilynicholson6210.