A MUM who survived a benign brain tumour is continuing her fundraising streak for the charity which supported her.

Kate Baker was rushed to Queen’s Hospital in Romford after she was diagnosed with the tumour in December 2016.

She had suffered several weeks of migraines and sickness before waking up at Colchester Hospital, where a CAT scan revealed the mass in her brain.

Thankfully Kate, from Colchester, survived after having the mass removed.

Since then, she has been fundraising for Queen’s Hospital and the Brain Tumour Charity.

She took part in the Great North Run and is taking part in the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday.

She will also run in the Virgin London Marathon in April.

Kate, who has a son called Max, said: “I still get a shiver down my spine when I hear the siren from an ambulance.

“I also still have to manage my anger when I walk into my GP surgery.

“When my son hugs me tightly before bedtime, he always says: ‘You are the most beautiful mummy in the world and I’m so happy with you and so happy you are always going to be here’.

“I get a lump in my throat and it’s nearly three years later.”

Kate had suffered 15 months of ill health before her diagnosis.

She said: “Throughout the five days I spent on Sahara B ward at Queen’s through small, but caring, gestures by some of the kindest, empathetic people I have ever met it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.

“Consequently since volunteering for the hospital as Patient Partner for Specialist Medicine, I have gone on to meet many more people who have found themselves on the same ward. 
“It’s not down to luck, it’s down to their hard work, professionalism and tenacity.

“So running the London Marathon is not just about raising money for a much needed cure, or the fact I want to get the message out there, but wanting to thank a small group of people who made the biggest impact on my life.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/heelstotrainers.