Personal Stories
From Transplant to Twins!

An extract from the speech that Julie Soon gave at the Allan Frenkel Foundation’s 16th annual fundraising dinner party on the 20th June, 2015. Julie is a mother of twin boys, a corporate lawyer, an Arrow director and a past…

June 23, 2017
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Serina Dosen’s story

In August 2002, at the age of 29, Serina Dosen discovered that her flu like symptoms were actually Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), a life threatening blood cancer that strikes around 900 Australians each year. Today, twelve years after receiving her…

June 23, 2017
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The Balfour family

“If my daddy didn’t have a BMT he would never have known me, and I would never have known him”. On 26 June 2007, my husband, Mark, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), he was 37 years old and…

June 23, 2017
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Life Cycling

The complications changed my hope to ride the Col du Tourmalet in 2013 so the ride is on 23rd June this year. Initially the ride was going to be my recovery celebration. It soon changed; Life Cycling was born and…

June 23, 2017
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Paul Seshold and Life Cycling

In February 2012, I started getting difficulties. Nothing terribly sinister: tiredness from time to time, mouth ulcers and then the most painful thing of all for a keen cyclist – a boil on the backside. Finally in late March I…

June 23, 2017
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Tracey’s story

Written by Tracey’s mum, Robyn Cross. When my daughter Tracey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998 at age 38, I had not heard of that type of cancer, but her father had died of a glioma, tumour of the…

June 23, 2017
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Lisa Cuthbertson wins big at the World Transplant Games

Arrow director and past bone marrow transplant recipient, Lisa Cuthbertson, returned from the World Transplant Games with a tally of 4 gold and 2 bronze medals, also surviving a protest against her zippered ‘Thorpedo suit’. She’s since bought a new…

June 23, 2017
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‘A Love Story’ by Clare Froggatt
June 23, 2017
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A letter from Rome

By John Fitzsimon Just over 37 years ago I learned about leukaemia. The hard way. I was a 17 year old schoolboy with no experience of illness or accidents, nor any pointy medical instruments beyond the occasional dentist needle and…

June 23, 2017
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The Good News

I have a wife and 2 young boys, a wonderful family and a very close network of friends and work colleagues who have been incredibly supportive through this entire ordeal and with what can only be described as a miraculous…

June 23, 2017
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Hope

By Darren Williams I recently had the pleasure of competing in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (http://www.canoeclassic.asn.au), a 111km overnight race/paddle down the Hawkesbury River. This is an annual mecca for kayak and canoe enthusiasts plus anyone else looking to test…

June 23, 2017
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My transplant journey by Nikhil Autar

I was 17 years old, and in the middle of my Higher School Certificate, when I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in 2011, at Liverpool Hospital. I received my first two rounds of intense chemotherapy there, but because…

June 23, 2017
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