Jenny was a 36-year-old mother of two girls and a loving wife. She was a stay-at-home mom, dedicated to raising her two girls. Her passion was children and gift-giving: She loved to pour out gifts on her own children, her nieces and nephews.
When Jenny got ill in 2007, her daughters’ lives would be changed
forever. Jenny was diagnosed with glioblastoma and was no longer able to function completely as a mother. Her daughters had to rely on others for their care when their father was busy caring for their mom.
Guided By Hope: Jordan’s Brave Journey
My name is Marie and I’m the mother and carer of my son Jordan, who has an inoperable brain tumour.
When he was 11, one night he complained of a massive migraine and when he started vomiting I knew we had to take him to the hospital. It was a regional hospital and because the weather was so bad there was hardly any one waiting to be seen. We had an excellent emergency doctor who decided, after seeing Jordan, that just to be safe Jordan should have a cat scan. When they told me Jordan was having a “little bleed on the brain ” I told myself to remain calm and it was the best advice I could have given myself.
Taking Each Day As It Comes
My name is Kerrie and I’m a 38 year old single mum of four children. I have an inoperable Grade 2 brainstem tumour.
I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago and was relieved more than anything else, I knew there was something wrong but nobody seemed to listen. Obviously relief turned to anxiety once I was told it is inoperable due to the site of the tumour.
My Daddy’s Important New Job
Hi, my name is Scott. Earlier this year, following a random brain seizure and ongoing medical tests at
The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, I was diagnosed with brain cancer (or “anaplastic astrocytoma” to give it a fancier title). I’ve since had brain surgery, undergone 6 weeks of radiation therapy, and am now undergoing 12 months of chemotherapy to keep this cancer dormant for as long as possible.
Gus – Spare the Young Ones
My father Gus, is 78 years old. On September 29 2015 his and our whole world changed in the blink of an eye. He had no signs or symptoms just a seizure that landed him in hospital and changed our lives forever, he was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3.