Vale Linda Davey | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Davey.
Formerly an Intensive Care Nurse at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, she touched the lives of many patients and their families.
Linda came to nursing later in life, finishing her training at 43. She was attracted to cancer nursing because her mother, now 80, had survived four different types of cancer. Her mother had also been treated by Professor Chris O’Brien AO.
In early 2017, following a period of pain in her hip, Linda went for an X-ray and discovered she had metastatic lung cancer. The diagnosis was a total surprise. Linda had no lung symptoms, as is common with lung cancer patients.
“I knew that cancer wasn’t necessarily about imminent life and death. It’s more about living with the disease and how you progress through that experience,” she said.
In March, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse held our Inaugural Lifehouse Revue fulfilling Linda’s wish to perform a stand-up comedy act. Patients and staff, family and friends all came together to put on a show at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville.
Guests enjoyed a variety of performances from belly dancing to magic tricks, stand-up comedy to evocative poetry. Linda’s performance and her raw approach to the taboo topic of cancer had the audience crying with laughter.
Linda passed away on Wednesday, 9 May 2018

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