Supporter Stories

ALANA O'REILLY

"Shortly before my 17th birthday I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Now that I’ve finished my treatment I will be hosting my very first Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year. I am really looking forward to the planning and to hosting my friends for a delicious morning tea in my backyard. "

NATALIE KHOURY

"I spoke to a cancer nurse through Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 support service line, who was able to guide me through some of the tricky questions I had. That phone call helped me begin to come to terms with my diagnosis and answered the practical questions I had about my treatment. "

JANE DOWSETT

"I am so grateful for all the support I received through my journey and I now celebrate everything. I learnt many lessons as a result of having cancer, some that are close to my heart but the most important is to enjoy life and live it to the fullest."