The fact that this young man couldn’t read a question on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ saved his life. At the time, he didn’t know he was dying…
Harry Mockett is a 21-year-old man from England. Based on what he posts on Twitter, it is clear that Harry leads a pretty normal life. He goes out with friends, plays guitar in a band, all that good stuff.
But one day, his life changed forever. For four months, his sight had become more and more blurry, but he didn’t think anything of it at first. Then he noticed that he couldn’t read a question on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, and so he decided to go to the optician.
Glasses didn’t help and even the opticians were worried
When he was at the optician, the young man was given glasses that were supposed to help him see clearer. But because his symptoms didn’t improve after the first week, he decided to go back.
He was then told to go to the hospital immediately. Harry followed this advice and got checked out at the hospital. It turns out that the 21-year-old, just like 11-year-old Roxli Doss, was suffering from a craniopharyngioma which is a type of tumour. The tumour was roughly the size of a golf ball and was pressing on the optic nerve, hence why his vision was affected.
Harry immediately needed to undergo surgery and had to stay in the hospital for a total of six months. Among other things, he was taken to Germany for special treatment. Luckily, the doctors managed to completely remove his tumour.
Music has helped his recovery
However, all the operations he needed to undergo have had consequences for Harry. According to the Daily Mail, he experienced problems with his short-term memory and sometimes came out with things that didn’t make any sense such as ‘Bring me a McDonalds in your helicopter.’
Aside from these issues, Harry is doing well. Fortunately, his long-term memory is still intact, and he can still play the guitar. He is now looking forward to life outside the hospital and is glad to have beaten the tumour.