A few years ago my beautiful sister aged 44 was diagnosed with the insidious Ovarian Cancer. She bravely fought the disease and with the help of an amazing team at the Royal Women’s, after 12 months of treatment she went into remission.
A year later, on the eve of a much needed holiday with her husband, she received horrific news that the cancer had come back and she had developed secondarys that needed to be treated. Again the rollercoaster of emotions and treatment began.
My sister is an inspirational woman who would not let anything get in the way of living her life and with an absolutely supportive husband and beautiful daughter she fought on. If this was not bad enough, the week she commenced her second lot of treatment our mother aged 73 at the time, was also diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.
This news absolutely shook the core of my family. Everyone rallied together and watched helplessly as the two most giving and loving people in our family battled against all odds for survival.
My mum and sister are still bravely fighting and every day they live with the knowledge that this is not yet over. It has been an agonising four years now but we wake up every morning feeling blessed that they are with us and hope that our families will be able to share many more years together.
My beautiful daughter, who is extremely close and devoted to both her nonna and her aunt has been there to support them every step of the way. She has researched, read, spoken to people and is now committed to somehow bringing to light awareness for Ovarian Cancer.