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...
James believed he would spend 6 weeks in a plaster cast...
via: Getty ImagesAnd would quickly make a full recovery from the injury.
Little did he know the nightmare was only just beginning.
James has a lucrative career at Google as a senior account manager.
via: ShutterstockBut, after being in the hospital for his broken arm, he noticed something unusual.
His arm was failing to heal properly...
via: ShutterstockAnd, despite the injury happening 2 years ago, he was slowly starting to lose movement in it.
That wasn't all...
In December last year, he began losing power in his left leg.
After growing increasingly concerned, James took a trip to the doctors.
What doctors found was utterly harrowing.
via: Getty ImagesThe scan had revealed that James as a lesion on his brain.
But the nightmare was only just beginning...said: "When I heard the results I was at my parents' house."
via: Getty Images"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.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control.
via: Getty ImagesThese 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.
via: Getty ImagesHe began his treatment at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, but then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
By May, he was drastically underweight...
At one point, James was told he had just twenty-four-hours to live.
Despite remaining bedbound, James has managed to defy the odds.
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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...
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.
via: Gofundme"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...
via: Getty Images"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.