Tagged: #Loved One


When my wife (pictured) was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in June this year, our previously calm and controlled world stopped momentarily. After we gathered our thoughts and prepared Michelle for her treatment, I recalled what a great man in Neale Daniher (MND sufferer) told me: Be a doer, not a thinker….be a giver, not a taker!

My name is Kerry. I married my husband Peter when we were 21, and we just celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. I guess you could say we are the classic “childhood sweethearts”.

Our life has been one of a busy happy family.

The past two decades have been busy, working and raising two young adults and maintaining ties with family and friends.
Published in Latest News
My husband had participated in FOBT screening and had three prior negative tests over 5 years.
His symptoms of bleeding and incomplete bowel evacuation only happened prior to his diagnosis.
Our GP thought it was most likely haemorrhoids but referred him to a colorectal surgeon.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

Last year my Mum lost her appetite, lost weight, and began to get extreme pain in her stomach after eating.

We used to meet every Saturday for coffee and the changes were very worrying to me.
She had an ultrasound after experiencing constipation due to a tummy bug she’d picked up while travelling.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
“My stepmother was diagnosed with bowel cancer late last year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. This is just a small thing I can do to honour her and feel less helpless, and also raise awareness of bowel cancer,” said Kirby.
Kirby shaved her head at home with just a few family and friends in attendance and raised over $800 from the fundraising event.
Thank you Kirby for your generosity and for helping making a difference!
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