Young Woman's Car Crash Leads To Hidden Medical Discovery
Cailyn Finkel 3/29/2018
What started off as a normal day running errands with her boyfriend turned out to be the worst day of 24-year-old Aimee Green's life. The pair were driving in Sacramento, California when they got into a nasty car accident.
While they were able to walk away from the accident unharmed, the car was totaled and the pair was whisked away to a nearby hospital for a complete medical evaluation. What doctors found during Aimee's CT scan revealed a serious medical problem that's now threatening her life...
In an emotional interview with People, Aimee explained what happened inside the hospital and how much her life has changed since.
"We had no broken bones and no severe injuries. We both came out of it okay. But during the routine CT scan, they found abnormalities in my brain...
"Later that night, around midnight, they told me, 'I'm sorry, you have a brain tumor.'"
The following weeks were a whirlwind of tests, scans and days spent in the doctor's office. While the exact path of her treatment is still uncertain, doctors are preparing Aimee for the probability of surgery. Without doing so, there will be no way to tell if the massive tumor or benign or cancerous.
The tumor also explains Aimee's rapid weight loss, constant migraines and seizures -- things that doctors in the past have been unable to resolve in the years past.
Sadly, Aimee is struggling to cope with her diagnosis. She told People:
"You hear all these sad stories and all this stuff happens to other people, you never really take the time to think this could actually happen to me.
It's so stressful. I just find myself a lot more depressed lately and a lot more down. I'm really, really hard on myself. I used to be really productive and had lots of goals. Now I sit at home and I'm not able to complete a task or a simple goal...
It's really discouraging and really, really emotional. It just gets me down. I still can't wrap my head around this and believe it's all happening to me. I'm only 24 and I haven't traveled the world, or even been to Disneyland yet. Not having support from my family hasn't been the greatest. I only have my boyfriend to support [me] right now. It's definitely tough on the both of us."
For now, Aimee's trying her best to remain positive and keep a sunny outlook on life. Thankfully, close friends rallied around Aimee and started a GoFundMe page to help with mounting medical costs.
We wish her nothing but the best in the months to come - the future may be uncertain, but she has millions of people around the world sending her good vibes and prayers.