Humans of Newtown: everyone has a story | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
 In Inspiring Stories, Media Stories, Patient Stories

Lifehouse patient Jo Wallace believes that everyone has a story and has found that if you just ask them they are willing to share it. She created her blog, Humans of Newtown, a few years ago to capture the stories of the people she meets in the neighbourhood. She is interviewed about the project on Radio Sydney for Evenings with Chris Bath.

Jo relates her own personal story of living with cancer and talks about why she is passionate about educating children aged under twelve about cancer. Her son Charlie’s teacher was so supportive he offered to do a whole unit of work on cancer for the class. Jo came to talk to the children accompanied by her oncologist, Lifehouse Associate Professor Trevor Tejada-Berges. The kids were so inspired they went off to build chemotherapy machines out of lego that destroyed cancer cells, without destroying the good cells.

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