Laura Nuttall, from Barrowford in Lancashire was once given just 12 months to live.
Laura Nuttall plans on living her life to the fullest. The 22-year-old from Barrowford in Lancashire was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme after a routine eye test in 2018. She was given only 12 months to live but four years later, she's still ticking off challenges on her bucket list. As part of it, she has met Michelle Obama, commanded a Royal Navy ship, and even taken comedian Peter Kay to the pub for drinks! More recently, she visited the BBC's studios in Salford to present the weather forecast with a little help from weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans, reports BBC. Evans went on to call her weather presenting "just brilliant."
In 2018, Laura was told she may only have a year to live but she's been defying the odds and ticking off her bucket list. She wanted to present the weather so @owainwynevans welcomed her to BBC North West Tonight. Click the video to see what happened: https://t.co/u30OvZTCYY pic.twitter.com/weH034yQCT— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) July 25, 2022
Nuttall started planning her bucket list back when she was 19 years old with her friends and family. So far, she said she "went fishing with comedians Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer in August, which was so much fun," she added. "I just want to do as much as I can - just in case." Manchester musician Johnny Marr also dedicated a song to her at a gig. According to Yahoo News, she's also met Fiona Bruce and The X Files star Gillian Anderson.
"Laura is an example to all of us with her positivity"— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 15, 2019
After being diagnosed with cancer, student Laura Nuttall made a bucket list with her friends and family
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As we previously mentioned, after undergoing various treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and immunotherapy the youngster managed to go back to university and graduate! In 2018 she found that she had tumors and had to leave university in London while she underwent treatment. Her family heard about a new treatment that included immunotherapy that was available in Germany, and her life changed. Despite being given just a year to live in 2018, the now-22-year-old managed to graduate and earn a 2:1 degree in politics, philosophy and economics at The University of Manchester. While she had initially started university at Kings College in London, she chose The University of Manchester in order to be closer to home.
In 2018, Laura Nuttall discovered she had Glioblastoma Multiforme - an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. Yesterday, she celebrated her graduation at @officialuom with her family. Congratulations Laura - what an achievement!https://t.co/cfjy7vBjBn— UoM News (@UoMNews) July 19, 2022
"My doctors told me I wouldn't be going back to university full stop. I didn't think I'd be graduating, but here I am, finally," she told BBC. "In my first year, I wasn't sure if I would be able to make it to graduation, never mind get a 2:1." Her family couldn't be more proud. "Laura was told that she had a life expectancy of around a year and wouldn't be going back to university at all, so to see her graduate is just incredible," her mother Nicola said. "I know how hard she's had to work to achieve her degree alongside her chemotherapy, surgery and treatment, and this day is a real celebration of her tenacity."
“If someone tells me I can’t do something,I prove them wrong.” Amazing @BrainTumourOrg supporter Laura Nuttall graduates after being given year to live. We’re so proud of you ⭐️ @shitscaredmum #DoingItForLaura #GBMAwarenessDay #BetterSafeThanTumour https://t.co/wyBS5LVmpQ— Carol Dyce (@CarolDyceJourno) July 20, 2022
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