06/06/2012 01:01 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2012

Emma Bassett, St. Mary's University Student, Claims Rollercoaster Saved Her From Deadly Brain Tumor

People with brain tumors often compare their lives during treatment to an emotional rollercoaster. It's strange -- and some say miraculous -- then that Emma Bassett credits an actual rollercoaster ride with saving her life, according to HuffPost UK.

Bassett, a 20-year-old student at St. Mary's University in the United Kingdom, was diagnosed with a severe brain tumor when she was only 12-years-old, and doctors say hanging upside-down in the coaster redistributed fluid in her skull that made it possible to live until she had two operations.

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