Stortford mum Ally Parkes draws on emotional trauma of living with brain tumour for 10 years to write debut novel she hopes will inspire others facing life-changing challenges

Davida Erdahl

Ally Parkes was 31 with a two-year-old and a new child when medical doctors discovered she experienced a mind tumour she experienced been dwelling with for 10 many years.

The sixteen-hour surgical procedures to get rid of it has remaining her deaf in one particular ear and with partial facial palsy and harmony difficulties. She experienced to find out once more how to walk, stand up and sit down, and ride a bike.



But the mother of two from Bishop’s Stortford, who performs as an NHS occupational therapist, has made use of her traumatic working experience to generate a novel that she hopes will support some others faced with lifestyle-shifting troubles.

Ally Parkes: “I haven’t published it to turn into a multi-million-pound-providing writer, it was just my therapy to get the things in my head out on to paper.”

No For a longer period Me, which was launched on

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