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Avalon Young, who made it to the top eight in the 2016 season of "American Idol", has launched ato pay for brain surgery.
reports that the 26-year-old singer was diagnosed with brain cancer last year after experiencing some odd symptoms.
“I just felt a little bit disconnected mentally and then I started having what they’re calling a simple partial seizure once every three hours for a few days, which was very alarming, of course,” Young told.
“I’m not an epileptic; I’ve never had a seizure in my life, so I didn’t even actually know what was going on, at first,” she said.
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An MRI revealed a brain tumour "as big as a peach" that was removed in a 16-hour surgery in February.
Sadly, Young told TMZ that there's still cancer in her brain, and another surgery is necessary to remove it, followed by radiation treatment.
That surgery is scheduled for May 27, and she's set up ato help raise funds for the costly procedure.
"The GoFundMe is something that is super important to me now, because I can't really work around this time," she said, explaining it's "one of the most important things in my life right now because it's really all that we have, paying all the medical bills.
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