A brave young Irish woman from Westmeath is fighting a rare spinal infection which has left her unable to walk.

Chloe Greene, 24, from Mullingar, no longer has movement in her left leg after contracting CNS Aspergillosis, an extremely rare fungal infection of the spinal cord, The Irish Mirror reports.

It is believed she came down with the infection while recovering from a stroke she suffered shortly after graduating from college in NUI Galway.

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Green, who has ulcerative colitis, already has a compromised immune system from the medication she takes for her condition.

Her family are now looking for treatment option in the UK and the US, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to cover treatment costs.

Chloe Greene. Credit: GoFundMe

Chloe Greene. Credit: GoFundMe

On the fundraising page, her sister said: "She's had numerous surgeries, the most recent one five weeks ago has left her with no movement in her left leg, unable to walk.

"This infection has eluded the doctors for quite a while and they are now sending her overseas to seek other experts advice and treatment options."

Donations will be used for extra costs incurred while going overseas and towards her rehabilitation.

Her sister added: "Chloe is a kind, generous and loving girl, as anyone who has met her knows. 

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"She is the first to reach out and help others in their time of need, even when she was sick herself.

"Chloe has shown huge amounts of strength and positivity throughout this long illness. She is a warrior, but now she needs your help in this battle."

So far the campaign has raised €38,278 ($42,300) out of a goal of €100,000.

To help Chloe or for more information, go to https://ie.gofundme.com/f/chloegreene.