Gus – Spare the Young Ones

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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. Radiotherapy was given for a couple of weeks but it made him worse and it was ceased. Unfortunately his prognosis is not good and dad is now in palliative care. It is distressing to watch my father decline cognitively.

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra

This once smart man who grew his own vegetables, went fishing every week, played soccer and love to go clay target shooting cannot do the all the things he loved to do, the smallest of tasks such as using a television remote is difficult for him, following written instructions do not help anymore. He has been married for 55 years, brought his wife and 5 children across the world and chose to live in our big beautiful country Australia and called it home.

He worked hard all his life and everything he did was for his family, we were always number one in his eyes. His greatest passion were his grandchildren , he loved all children and was deeply saddened when he learnt just how much brain tumours affect children and young adults.

I wanted to share with you just how compassionate, caring and loving my dad is. When first diagnosed dad sat quietly and said nothing more about it for a few weeks. One day he was sitting in the lounge and just turned to mum and myself and said “Oh well if this is my destiny then I will gladly accept it. I would accept all the brain tumours in the world if it could save our precious children and young adults from ever getting this disease, you see I am lucky I am 78 years old and have had a good life, got married, had children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren, I want all children and young adults to be given the opportunity of having a great long life like myself to smile and to be happy, they deserve that and so much more, so take me God please and spare the young ones”.

This is my wonderfully selfless caring compassionate father always thinking of others instead of himself. Even at his darkest times he worries about the children going through what he goes through. It does not matter how old I get, this man is my hero and life will never be the same when he leaves us, but we make him this promise that we will continue to fight to find a cure to help others. We love you dad more than you can ever know. 

Submitted by Sandra