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Personal stories

Robert Lyndsay Sutherland

When Rob was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on 23rd May 2011, we had no illusions as to how devastating this news was. Rob’s father had died only three months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68.

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Karen's Story

Dave Grant was a father of three to Marieke, Madeleine and Spencer. He was also one of Australia's best live stand-up comics. A funny man. He had a reputation as the fittest man in comedy. Throughout his career Dave had promoted men's health, wellbeing and positivity through his comedy. Dave ran everyday on the beach, he went to the gym 4 times a week.

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Mary's Story

On 16th November 2009, pancreatic cancer impacted my life in the most devastating way. This is the story of my father, Con.

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Jan's Story

Being diagnosed with cancer was a terrible shock because I was otherwise so well. My children were only 4, 2 and 3 months old at that time and my husband and I did our best to cope.

Read Jan's story on the GI Cancer Institute website

 

Ron's Story

On the 17th of December 2011 Ron Gibson knew something was not right. He had been experiencing severe abdominal pain, so bad he decided he would sleep in the spare room so his wife Jan could get a good night’s sleep.

Read Ron's story on the Pancare Foundation website

 

Rochelle's Story

Rochelle had been feeling unwell for quite some time before her diagnosis. Put down to stress, she had very little appetite, was finding it very difficult to eat and was feeling sick constantly.

After seeing several doctors and undergoing numerous tests, Rochelle was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After fighting a long and difficult 16-month battle, Rochelle passed away in August 2014 holding her husband and daughters’ hands.

Read Rochelle's story on the #Purple Our World website

 

Avner's Story

Avner Nahmani was a citizen of the world; born and raised in Israel, he moved to the highlands of Scotland, became a farmer, emigrated to Australia, and eventually exchanged his life on the farm for life in the corporate world. He was a global traveller in reality and in spirit.

Avner was fit, healthy and passionate about his creative pursuits including photography, traveling and cooking.

Read Avner's story on the Avner Foundation website