A BRAIN tumour fighter who has been working towards her goal of watching Taylor Swift has announced she cannot make tonight’s concert due to an emergency hospital admission.

Laura Mahon, 31, from Lea Green, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in September 2021 when she was 27 weeks pregnant.

Doctors originally believed the baby was pressing on a nerve, but she was sent to The Walton Centre for an MRI scan; which led to the discovery of the tumour.

She and her husband Danny made the toughest decision of their lives; and opted to bring their daughter into the world at 30 weeks.

On November 30, 2021, Sienna Grace Laura Mahon was born, weighing just 3.4lbs, at Warrington Hospital.

Since then Laura has undergone surgery, radiotherapy and back-to-back courses of chemotherapy and alternative treatments to try to keep the tumour from progressing any further.

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One of the things keeping Laura going is setting goals, one of which was seeing Taylor Swift in Anfield on June 13.

She booked tickets a year ago – not knowing if she would still be here to go.

However, her husband Danny updated her social media pages this morning, following news in previous days that she had suffered 43 seizures since being admitted four days ago, with the news that she will not make the event.

He said: “Hi, Laura’s husband Danny here. Laura got blue-lighted to the Walton Centre in Liverpool which is a specialised neurological hospital where Laura originally had her surgery.

“The seizures are calming down now but it looks like we won’t be making it to Taylor Swift tonight.

“I’ve got a favour to ask you all. Could you please tag Taylor Swift and Taylor Nation and see if there is anything they can do.


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“I’m not sure what I’m expecting, hopefully she’ll see this if enough people tag her.

“Laura has managed to acquire a Swiftie friendship bracelet, not sure what album it’s from though…”

He then went on to show a picture of her hospital bracelet.

Laura initially auctioned off her original Taylor tickets in aid of Clatterbridge, after being given accessible tickets for tonight’s show.

The fundraiser for the hospital raised more than £4,000 for the cancer hospital.

Laura (and Danny) document her journey via her Instagram page @lauradowntherabbithole