“June loved the staff at Lifehouse, so I think they deserve to be looked after.”
Eric Andrews was just twenty-five when theatre nurse June stepped into his life, on a ship party in 1960.
“The Captain said, ‘there’s a nice young lady over there, you’d better go talk to her,” recalls Eric, who married June two years later.
In 2019, after an MRI for what she thought was sciatica, June was diagnosed with cancer of the spine and lung and was referred to Professor Paul Stalley and Dr Steven Kao at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. After several months of treatment, she sadly passed away at their home in Bathurst.
To honour the legacy of his beautiful wife, Eric decided to leave a gift in his Will to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
“June found the team professional, kind and they showed great compassion during an incredibly difficult time. I will always continue to support Lifehouse because they did such a wonderful job for June,” he says. “She really loved the hospital.”
Eric also gives regularly to the Keith Cox Fund at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a fund dedicated to the education and development of nursing staff.
“It’s what June would have liked,” says Eric. “We’d be in a bother without nurses – they do a magnificent job.”
For more information about leaving a gift in your Will to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, contact Rebecca Scott on (02) 8514 0988 or at firstname.lastname@example.org