Personal Stories
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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My wife Sylvia

by Philip Hartog My wife, Sylvia Hartog, was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in April 2010 at 49 years of age. Myelofibrosis is a disorder of the bone marrow in which the bone marrow is replaced by fibrous scar tissue, impairing its…

June 18, 2017
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