Norwich model Kerri Parker staying positive, despite brain surgery news

Kerri Parker Kerri Parker

Monday, February 17, 2014
9:17 AM

A Norwich model, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, has been told that her cancer is likely to return, even after surgery and chemotherapy.

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Kerri Parker, who runs one of the UK’s biggest model training schools, said that she was trying to stay positive after being scheduled for surgery to remove her tumour on February 28.

The 30-year-old, who was told in October that she had a brain tumour after being rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis, said: “I’m going in for the brain surgery, where they will try and remove as much of the tumour as possible. I then may be having chemotherapy, depending on how much can be removed.”

“The type it is will mean that it will sadly grow back, but I am staying positive and doing lots to build my companies and help others, including raising money for brain tumour research.”

The former Dereham Neatherd High School and City College Norwich student, who runs the Model Academy, has continued to model, despite her diagnosis and recently won the World’s Perfect Supermodel pageant.

She added that she planned to compete in a beauty contest in Florida four months after surgery and is continuing to raise money for brain tumour research.

“I have done it to inspire girls to follow their dreams even when sick and when they feel all hope is lost, and it has already helped a lot of people which is nice,” she added.

For information about her fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/kerri-parker

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