In 2019, Kellie lost her father to prostate cancer, then, barely six months later her life was turned upside down once again—this time by her very own cancer diagnosis.
Surgeons discovered a tumour on Kellie’s cervix while performing a hysterectomy. It came as a cruel blow for the family.
The tumour was aggressive and advanced, and every day was critical to Kellie’s chances of survival.
Kellie had two major surgeries—one for the initial hysterectomy that took her cervix, and a second to remove her ovaries after the tumour was discovered. She then began an intensive treatment program that included months of daily radiotherapy and weekly chemotherapy. It was exhausting, and frightening.
The diagnosis, treatment and all of its side effects have taken so much from Kellie and her family and for too long.
I want to donate and give to cancer research for all that cancer takes from people like Kellie
While cancer treatment took many things from Kellie, what she missed most was quality time with her husband and girls.
“We used to have these family fun nights once a fortnight where we’d sit around the table all night playing games and laughing. We love those nights, but we haven’t been able to do them since my diagnosis because I’m just not well enough.” – Kellie
Daffodil Day on 25 August is a day of hope; hope for better treatments, hope for new research, and of course, hope for a cancer free future for so many South Australians. It’s a day for you to make a difference and it’s right around the corner.
With your generous support this Daffodil Day Appeal, together we can find and develop more powerful and targeted cancer treatments in the future.
Your kind support today will ensure more people like Kellie and her family don’t need to go through the heartbreak and loss of cancer.