We Think We Have Time

Then and Now The feature photo with this post is a collage of photos taken in the Easter School Holidays. It was March 2014. They are a profound set of images depicting our calm before the cancer storm. We looked to be and felt like your average family. We were relaxed, happy and at the…

Update -MRI Results

Dr Ortho rang last night; the results of Brendan’s MRI are inconclusive. We will head back to the city in 4 to 5 weeks to sit down with the entire team – again. The MRI results will be explained, and a conversation about the results and what treatment options are available will follow. Hopefully, 6…

Update – Two Years

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Two years ago, I would have struggled to pronounce this cancer. Now I can spell it and explain it – effortlessly. Cancer is my family’s Achilles heel. It created a vulnerable weakness that allowed heartache, disappointment, exhaustion, frustration, confusion, anger and pain to enter our sacred, happy and peaceful family space. Aggressive…

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…