1st Ampuversary

Retrospective: a look back at March 31st 2015 The morning of Brendan’s operation came around fast. He had been in progressively worse pain for weeks. I began to fear the pain would kill him before he made it to the operating theatre. On one of the worst nights he had, only days before we were…

Living with Cancer

Calmly and compassionately, Brendan’s oncologist told us the cancer was back. Giving us time to digest the devastating news, we were not shocked when Dr Viv suggest limb removal as his last option. I felt like every ounce of blood drained from me through an invisible plug hole at that moment. I was terrified. I had…

Rare and Uncommon Cancers

One of the main reason I share my family’s story is to spread more awareness about rare cancers like the one Brendan is fighting. Like all cancers, rare cancers are indiscriminate. Brendan is living proof that it can happen to anyone. The medication keeping Brendan alive is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, not everyone…

Brendan Gets Commando Fit Pt2

The Story of Us: March 2016  is one year to the month from Brendan’s right leg – above knee amputation. In this footage he is enjoying his first full training session (outside his own backyard) with none other than Steve Willis, better known as The Commando from Australia’s The Biggest Loser. (Brendan is usually his…

Getting Commando Fit

The Story of Us: This happened today! My family; along with 100 or so other locals, had the opportunity to train with Steve Willis. He is the much loved and sometimes feared trainer – best known as The Commando on Australia’s The Biggest Loser. There were many inspiring individuals out there giving it a red…