Our brother Mitch was diagnosed with bowel cancer in late 2017 which came as a huge shock and surprise being so unaware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
During his battle we learnt so much about it and how many people are affected by it in Australia. Mitch was only 32 so for something which is always seen as an 'old persons cancer', it was initially hard for us to take. But we soon realised that it affects lots of young Australians too.
During Mitch's short battle he remained positive but wanted to ensure that no one would have to experience what he went through. Mitch passed away about 3months later surrounded by all his family and friends. And since then we have set out to fight bowel cancer through social media awareness, posters and also through sport. By creating a Rugby League team called the Memorial Bears where we raised money and awareness and play in honour of those who have fought or lost their lives to this terrible disease.