Google Boss, 33, Left Bedbound After His 'Broken Arm' Turned Out To Be Brain Cancer | 22 Words

Shocking images have emerged of a Google boss of who has been left bedbound after a "broken arm" turned out to be brain cancer...

When thirty-three-year-old James McGill broke his arm...

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He thought it was just a standard fracture.

James believed he would spend 6 weeks in a plaster cast...

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And would quickly make a full recovery from the injury.

Little did he know the nightmare was only just beginning.

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And a shock diagnosis was about to turn his life upside down.

James has a lucrative career at Google as a senior account manager.

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But, after being in the hospital for his broken arm, he noticed something unusual.

His arm was failing to heal properly...

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And, despite the injury happening 2 years ago, he was slowly starting to lose movement in it.

That wasn't all...

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James continued to suffer from more strange symptoms.

In December last year, he began losing power in his left leg.

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And subsequently, his mobility was suffering - noticing that he began tripping over more.

After growing increasingly concerned, James took a trip to the doctors.

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After the appointment, he was booked in for an MRI scan to try and figure out exactly what the problem was.

What doctors found was utterly harrowing.

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The scan had revealed that James as a lesion on his brain.

But the nightmare was only just beginning...

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Recalling that moment, James, from Dublin, Ireland, said: "When I heard the results I was at my parents' house."

He continued:

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"I took the call and just broke down in my dad's arms when I told him what it was."

Soon after that, he lost the ability to swallow or drink.

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"They did an operation to find out what it was, and it turned out to be lymphoma," he explained.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control.

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These abnormal lymphocytes usually build up in lymph nodes in the armpits, neck, or groin but they can collect in almost any part of the body.

For James, his cancer, which had started in the brain, was an extremely rare form.

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He began his treatment at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, but then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

By May, he was drastically underweight...

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Having plummeted from around 60kg to 36.7kg in just a mere few months.

At one point, James was told he had just twenty-four-hours to live.

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"At one point the doctors said I had 24 hours to live – but I didn't know anything about it," he said. "I was hallucinating that I was having dinner with Kim Kardashian in London."

Despite remaining bedbound, James has managed to defy the odds.

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And following several rounds of chemotherapy, he's slowly getting on the mend. "[Treatment] which was a huge battle on the body and mind. Each time I fought hard," he said. "The medical team here in Beaumont have been amazing."

James says he's now focused on one goal...

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Getting home for Christmas. "I now want to get home for Christmas. That's the target. After where I was, it would mean everything if I could do it," he said.

His friends initially set up a GoFundMe page to help raise some money to get him some new towels, but incredibly have ended up receiving $33,438 in donations.

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"My friends set up the GoFundMe to get me some presents because they knew I was miserable and I had told them I didn't like the hospital towels." They are now hoping to raise an extra $128,000 to pay for the renovations required to make James' house tailored to his needs.

It'll take a lot of work...

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"The house needs loads of adjustments to make it livable. I'll need hoists on the ceiling, extensions downstairs, it'll be a lot of work," he said.

James has been left completely overwhelmed by all the generous donations.

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"It's overwhelming to see how much money has been raised so far. "It's really given me a boost over the past few days because it shows how many people are in my corner." We wish him all the best in his recovery! You can donate to his GoFundMe here.