A PRESTATYN mum who "fears” for her life on a daily basis has been forced to turn to the public for the second time.

Leah Smith, who has been forced to “be her own doctor” and turn to private treatment after being permanently bedbound for 22 months with an unknown illness.

She has currently raised £2,974 of her £4,150, to help cover fuel costs and appointments.

Her symptoms, described as “stroke like”, have left Leach unable to support her head as well as losing her speech, issues with blood pressure and bouts of numbness on her left side and to her face.

In a post on crowdfunding website gofundme.com, Leah said: “My daily symptoms are nothing short of terrifying yet there’s no point in calling an ambulance and going to A&E because they can’t help me.

“I don’t have a doctor fighting my corner or trying to figure out what’s wrong with me and don’t have anyone coordinating my care - or lack of it.”

“I’m 37 years old with no medical training yet I find myself having to be my own doctor, my own researcher and even though I’m in bed 24 hours, seven days a week and I’ve been left completely alone to figure all of this out by myself.”

Following a first round of crowdfunding Leah was able to secure an MRI Scan at Manchester’s Medserena Centre in July, which has shown that she may have Atlantoaxial instability (AAI), a spinal condition which can affect the nervous system and spinal cord.

In this latest appeal, Leah hopes to fund further private appointments in the hopes of receiving a firm diagnosis and plans for treatment. She is also living with a Cerebrospinal fluid leak following a lumbar puncture last March.

However, before booking a course of treatment, which would likely be with a specialist in Barcelona, Spain, Leah will require an up to date scan.

To help fund Leah reach her goal, visit gofundme.com/6g9b1u8.