My husbands journeyThursday 29th Jul
Almost 2 years ago, 31st August 2019, while in the UK on holiday, my husband was taken ill and our return to Sydney was delayed.
After diagnostic scans he was admitted to hospital and a biopsy was performed on a growth on his lungs. This was diagnosed as Small Cell Lung Cancer and we were told that with treatment, he could live up to 12 months.
He was given 1 round of lifesaving chemotherapy.
We were allowed to travel back to Sydney despite the Drs reservations, where his GP referred him to Professor Michael Boyer at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse centre.
At his first appointment, we discussed treatment and prognosis, and the professor was much more positive and expressed the hope that he would be able to ‘cure’ him.
Treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy were given and we remained hopeful as there was a significant shrinkage of tumours.
Regular scans have followed with no sign of the cancer recurring.
At his last appointment (Dec 2021), we were advised that if there is no recurrence 2 years post treatment, it is very unlikely the cancer will return (no guarantees). We were also advised that he is 'disease free'.
To give back to this amazing organisation I am doing a sponsored skydive in December as I cannot thank them enough and will be forever thankful for their treatment and support over this very difficult time.Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
What a great cause! Enjoy the jump!!
Great initiative by you to support Lifehouse centre Well done
Great cause as well as a big adrenaline rush. Have a blast
Wonderful! Best to you and Sam ;-
Well done Amanda - braver than me!!
An inspirational story Amanda and such a great initiative by you to support Lifehouse and their wonderful work.
Hey Amanda, I am glad things are going well. Hope you are enjoying work in the Robotics space.
Miss Amanda - soar like an eagle. Love Julesx
Good on you legend! Just make sure that you get some footage of you getting pushed out of that plane. :-)
A great cause, and the best reason I can think of to throw yourself out of a functioning aircraft.
I think that you secretly enjoy jumping out of a perfectly fine plane... ;)
You're doing a wonderful thing!
Faye & Jon
Hope you have an amazing jump, and that all the money you’ve raised helps as many people as possible in the same way it helped dad ❤️
Sorry it has taken so long…, good luck with the jump.
Hey Amanda, what an amazing thing to do! You are much braver than me. As a fellow cancer survivor (x3), I'm more than happy to donate to this wonderful cause. I hope it is exhilarating for you and not too terrifying.
Amanda, A wonderful cause and very well played !!
Victor John Ashbourne
Good luck 😀
So bloody amazing!
Enjoy your Dive Amanda.
Have fun on your dive Amanda - you are too brave !
Amazing job Amanda for such an amazing cause!!! Loved the pics! : )
Way to go Amanda! Great cause 👏
Sending love and appreciation.
Have a good jump! 🪂☁️😘
Good on you!!!
Hope you enjoy the skydive Amanda
Amazing fundraising Amanda, well done on your amazing jump x
Incredibly brave to have the strength and courage to support your husband through his diagnosis, treatment and recovery - this sky diving will be a piece of cake in contrast! Enjoy it!
What a brave thing to do. Well done you! 😀