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A few years ago Catherine Stace was a high flying businesswoman who juggled being the boss of a charity, but a simple tick bite shattered the energetic 51-year-old’s life.

“I didn’t think I was going to live,” she told

“My left leg started to drag and then my body just started to decline, especially my memory.”

“I couldn’t pronounce words and I started to forget people’ names, and when I was driving home I would forget what I was doing.”

The illness has robbed Ms Stace of her career as CEO of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in Sydney, and left her spending her life savings searching for a cure overseas.

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