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    20 December 2016

    When I was diagnosed with a rare and highly advanced stage of cancer at the age of 32, my outlook was negative. But with ground-breaking therapy, I’ve been given the gift of time to continue building a life with my beautiful wife and to experience the wonders of life as a new dad.

    This is my story… 

    Cancer research has changed so much in recent years. I couldn’t be more grateful for the hard work that led to my treatment, just like the research Cancer Council invests in right here in South Australia.

    To each of you who has contributed to cancer research, thank you for making this possible.

    To hear more about other South Australians who have benefitted from your generous support in the past year, please read the latest Impact Report.

    Enjoy spending treasured time with your loved ones, knowing that by supporting Cancer Council SA, you’ve given me the chance to do the same.

    Best wishes,

    Ryan Hodges
    Cancer Council SA Ambassador


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    hi mate, i believe we went to blackwood together and you were in my econ class and home group. i had heard you had fallen ill and were on the mend but didn't know anyone from school to keep in touch. i hope everything is going well still mate. best wishes for you and your family.
    Ryan Port Noarlunga
    Dear Ryan you are strong person you are fight hard n u achieve it. Every one around u n support u n your family we wish u n your family have a wonderful new year all the beast 2017 Ryan
    Ta Parafield gdns
    Hi Ryan. What an inspiring video. I'm 7 years free from Breast Cancer. You an people like you inspire me. It makes news like yours the work we do in our big cuppa is worth everything to help Cancer Council. I wish you and your family all the very best in your future. Hope it is long life for you all. Have s very Merry Xmas and new year. Cheers Margy
    Margy Gepps Cross
    Amazing story Ryan, wishing you all the very best with your beautiful family this Christmas and for a healthy happy year ahead. Your a true inspiration mate 👍🏻👍🏻
    Brad Brooklyn park
    You and your wife are inspiring Ryan.Thank you for making this very moving video. Helps encourage me to continue holding the annual 'Girls' Night In' to raise funds for cancer research. May you have good results from your future treatment and be able to enjoy your family each and every day.
    Sharon Dernancourt

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