In 2011 Colin McCulloch was struck down with a life-threatening brain tumour, an ependymoma. His tumour was in the centre of his brain and the size of a small orange.
After 2 craniotomies, rehabilitation and ongoing treatments, he is now the Trading Manager at Bartercard Canberra, a demanding position trading over 200 businesses in the Capital.
He counts himself extremely lucky to be back at work 12 months later, but his struggle is far from over.
After intense Neuro-Psychological assessment 2 years ago, Colin received confirmation of 3 areas of brain damage as a result of the tumour surgery.
Colin has also been diagnosed with a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Like many other brain tumour survivors, Colin will be burdened for the rest of his life with out-of-pocket financial costs and the One Light Charity Foundation has established a fundraising webpage to help with his ongoing treatment costs.