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- Australian Archibald Prize winning artist, Nicholas Harding, documented his treatment at Chris’Obrien Lifehouse through sketches in his notebook. Telling The Australian, “When I could, I drew”.
- The Leader recognized the incredible work of Specsavers Miranda and Miranda East, who joined forces with other NSW stores to raise $120,000 for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
- The importance and diversity of Lifehouse volunteers was highlighted by the Inner West Courier & The Daily Telegraph in ‘Chris O’Brien Lifehouse volunteers go above and beyond for cancer patients’.
- Peter Overton gained some startling perspective when he was told by his doctor that he might have lymphoma. As he points out, in his career as a broadcaster he has interviewed many people about that moment when they hear their cancer diagnosis. Peter reflected that he was suddenly in the seat of the late Prof Chris O’Brien, wondering if Chris had felt the same way when he was diagnosed. Peter reported Chris’s story on 60 Minutes and formed a close relationship with Chris and his wife Gail, one that endures today. Thankfully in Peter’s case, the lumps turned out to be just a virus. Read the full story at:
- Chris O’Brien Lifehouse psych-oncologist Toni Lindsay has written about the psychology of leaving a legacy when you die young in Brain Blogger.
- Ashley Duckworth who was treated at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse for testicular cancer is about to embark on the 2018 Relay for Life.
- The Sydney Morning Herald did a shout out to Wallabies Michael Hooper, Bernard Foley, Rob Simmons and Nick Phipps for taking time out to visit Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.