A TikTok video which timelines the brain cancer journey of a young East Lancashire woman has gone viral with more than 1.3 million views in just 24 hours.

Laura Nuttall from Barrowford was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 19 and made national headlines after she compiled a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died.

She was given just a year to live but unbelievably went on to work her way through her bucket list, which saw her meet Michelle Obama, command a Royal Navy ship, fly a helicopter thanks to Burnley’s Dave Fishwick, meet Peter Kay, graduate from the University of Manchester and present the weather on BBC North West Tonight.

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She defied medics and lived for another four years but died in May, aged 23, following her battle with glioblastoma multiforme, which she was diagnosed with following a routine eye test.

And on Tuesday, Laura’s sister, Gracie, with the help of a friend, made and posted a video on the social media platform, which exploded, gaining one million views in just five hours, and 14,000 comments.

The video also includes some previously unseen images of Laura and Gracie together.

Gracie, who wanted to tell Laura’s story, said: “Sharing this because Laura will haunt me if we don’t keep shouting about this awful disease. Educate yourself on the symptoms of brain tumours, you never know when you might need it.”


In March Laura and her mum, Nicola Nuttall, travelled to Germany for a course of electro-hyperthermia, which they hoped would extend her life.

Laura underwent her fourth round of treatment last October and the family decided to bring Christmas forward as they didn’t think she would make it to the end of December.

Nicola, who documented her daughter’s illness from her Twitter account (now known as X), said she is writing a book in her daughter's memory, and is continuing with Laura’s campaign work.

She plans to officially launch the Be More Laura Foundation in the not too distant future.