Thursday 11 April, 1968 – a four year old is rushed by plane to Melbourne. His brave parents elected for experimental surgery, in a desperate bid to save their son’s life. The survival rate at that time? 0%
I was that four year old – apparently the first in the world to survive my particular cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma). Today, 1 in 4 children with this cancer still don’t make it.
My breakthrough survival was due to prayer, family and the dedicated efforts of both the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
To mark the 50th anniversary of my surgery, I am holding a Trivia and Auction Night to raise funds for these two fabulous organisations, and help to raise the chances of new medical breakthroughs to help cancer patients like me.
I’m sure you have also been personally affected by cancer in some way. Please help by coming to the Auction Night or donating online now, giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. Please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!