1st Ampuversary

 The Story of Us Retrospective: 4 quick  glimpses back into March 31st 2015 – Chpt 6 amputation The morning of Brendan’s operation came around fast. In those last couple of days leading up to it, seeing him in so much pain was unbearable. At one point he said through clenched teeth “only a couple of days…

Living with Cancer

  Retrospective: the following is a diary entry from yesterday – one year ago. I am grateful we honoured our brother in-law Andy’s birthday in a much nicer way this year. One year on  from his amputation Brendan is still living with cancer and we are grateful for the progress he continues to make. Diary…

Rare & Uncommon Cancers

The Story of Us:  The single most important reason I continue to share my family’s story is to spread as much awareness as possible about rare cancers like the one Brendan is fighting. Like all cancers, rare cancers are completely indiscriminate…Brendan is living proof that it can happen to anyone. We are in the fortunate…

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 was 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 own…

Getting Commando Fit

The Story of Us: So this happened today! My family; along with 100 or so other locals had the opportunity to train with Steve Willis, the much loved and sometimes feared trainer from Australia’s The Biggest Loser. There were many inspiring individuals out there giving it a fair crack…none more so though than Brendan. He…