Opportunity from Illness | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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This month in the news, Lifehouse patients turn their diagnosis into opportunity for good, and students deliver a welcome gift.

  • Comedian and author Emma Markezic talks to The Canberra Times about her new book, Curveballs: How to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one, written after her own treatment for breast cancer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
  • Former patient, Vanessa Keir has started a business selling fashionable hair wraps after struggling to find options she liked during her treatment for breast cancer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, in The Daily Telegraph.
  • PH News and The Daily Telegraph report on a grant from the Federal Government, which will be used to fund new treatments for sarcoma patients at Lifehouse, including a Haptic Robot for surgery, and a 3D titanium printer for creating custom surgical implants.
  • Tamworth resident and patient Peter O’Rourke is so grateful to the effects that medicinal cannabis have had in managing the symptoms of his cancer, that he has the THC molecule tattooed on his hand, reports the Ararat Advertiser.
  • The Goulburn Post remembers sportsman and father Dean Thomas, who passed away in May from throat cancer.
  • The Leader congratulates Director of Research Professor Jonathan Clark, appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Students from Sydney’s International Grammar School kindly visited us on Mother’s Day to hand out flowers to mums undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as reported in The Daily Telegraph.
  • News Local and Central Sydney interviewed Tanya Plibersek on her campaign pledges and she counted funding Chris O’Brien Lifehouse among her achievements.
  • Scoop Business NZ reported on NZ-based orthopaedic implant company Ossis’s bid to raise capital via private equity. Ossis is partnering with Lifehouse to design 3D implants for sarcoma patients.
  • Sydney Uni Dramatic Society raised over $1,000 for Lifehouse and at the same time broke the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous improvised theatre performance, which ran for a whole week.
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