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A word from Grace Gawler...
I meet some amazing people through my work with cancer patients.
It is an honour and a serious responsibly to assist patients and families as they navigate the complexities of the cancer maze.
This page features true testimonials and I know they will offer great hope and inspiration….
From Pip Cornall – Co-Director of the Grace Gawler Institute..
After a consultation with Grace about 90% of first time patients say…
“I wish I had found you earlier. “
Patients explain in their own words why such statements are common – see below.
Many had advanced tumour loads because they had previously tried ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatments found on Dr Google, friends or ‘natural practitioners’ without proper cancer experience.
Pip’s Audio Testimonial – Recorded early 2015 – Grace’s work was saving/extending patient lives with such consistency that in 2007 I stopped my work with boys in Juvenile Prisons (Oregon, USA) to support her efforts. In 2010 we foundered the charity – the Grace Gawler Institute
Some of the testimonials below are updates – remarkable in that many were stage 4 rare or difficult cancer patients given up as ‘palliative.’ With skilled short and long term management and our assistance providing access to exceptional genomic diagnostics and treatments; many of them are long past their ‘use-by date.’
Janet–Metastatic Gall bladder Cancer – March 2017
Janet’s husband –”I feel so lucky that I clicked onto Grace’s name whilst doing a google search on behalf of my wife, Janet, who was diagnosed with metastatic gallbladder cancer. * When I clicked onto her website, I immediately related to the mantra of ‘navigating the cancer maze’!
That was exactly what Janet and I needed. Grace immediately gave us new HOPE, VISION & DIRECTION that we were sadly lacking at that stage of our journey!
Marianne – Metastatic Micro-Papillary Breast Cancer – Australia, Feb 2017
Grace is the light in a sea of darkness for me. An angel brought into my life!
Having been diagnosed in February 2014 with breast cancer, and having taken a number of alternative treatments working on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, I was given the all clear. However, in November 2016, I was diagnosed with a huge tumour in my breast which metastasised extensively into my bones.
Ged & Angela, Leiomyosarcoma – UK, Nov 2016
Since diagnosis with a rare cancer approximately 12 months ago, Grace has been expertly guiding us through the “cancer maze”, providing us with options when at times it seemed that there were none.
Nicole – Chondrosarcoma – Australia, Nov 2016
My last appointment with new oncologist did not go as planned, they say there is nothing more they can do for me here in Australia. I do really feel let down, falling through all the loop holes.
Steve – Father of 10 year old boy with Brain Cancer – Australia Nov 2016
In August 2015 our family was dealt the cruellest blow. Our beautiful, loving life 9 year old son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. Life as we knew it changed immediately.
The medical profession does not provide what you would expect in this situation.
Camilla – Metastatic Colon Cancer – UK – Nov 2016
When you receive the diagnosis of cancer, you feel as though you are falling into an abyss with nothing to cling onto…..but then you find Grace!
My oncologist gave me no hope. He offered chemotherapy but and I was told “we will keep you as well as we can for a long as we can”. I was 41 with a husband and four children; this was definitely not the news I wanted to hear. It was then that we found Grace.
Dee S – Colorectal Cancer – Australia – Nov 2016
My journey began 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer. Unfortunately it has been a rough road with 11 surgeries and 3 rounds of Chemotherapy only to have the disease metastasise even further.
Ged – UK – Leiomyosarcoma – Aug 2016
Ged will finally get to see an oncologist today. Can’t begin to thank you enough for insisting on the blood clot checks and for giving us the verbal ammunition to fight the battle at this end. Thanks to you and your info on clots and ultra sound we were able to stand our ground.
Beth – Gastric Cancer – Jan 2016
Thank you Grace for bringing a new perspective to our family’s life-changing challenge as we deal with mother, wife and daughter-in-law Beth’s metastatic gastric cancer. You’ve contributed in your straightforward and generous way, invaluable information that’s given us completely new directions to explore, adding a very special element to the incredible support of an ever-increasing group of therapists and clinicians.
Fairlie Dec 2015 – Breast Cancer
Grace is the “missing link” in the complex world of multi-disciplinary cancer management and treatment. Her ability to see the whole landscape of treatment and care options both nationally and internationally is unparalleled! As someone with a recent breast cancer diagnosis, she has been invaluable in assisting me with unpacking and interpreting the myriad of differing opinion that is out there.
Nicole, Dec 2015 – Stage 4 Chondro Sarcoma
I could write a book on how amazing Grace is – hard to get it in a few sentences. After 2 intense surgeries, radiation & a trial through the public system, doctors told me there was nothing else they could do for me if all this fails. I contacted Grace a few months after my second surgery and she has been truly amazing…
David Anastasi, Northern NSW, Head & Neck Cancer, 2012
If you have experienced the medical inadequacies such as the long overdue return phone calls, the lack of bedside manners, the feeling of having no control or input as to your outcome, let Grace guide you out of that minefield of disappointments, as she has for me.
Joanne – Pacific Pines, Qld – Reactive Arthritis & Fibro Myalgia – June 2015
Grace Gawler is passionate about health and empathetic about working with what I could manage. She was very knowledgeable about test results and turning them into a treatment program that is working for me.
Joe M – Advanced Colorectal Cancer – Liver & Peritoneal Metastases – 2015:
Scroll down to see Joe’s update for Aug 2015 …
“We met Grace Gawler in June 2013 after my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal cancer. We had a consultation at the Gold Coast with Grace to discuss the options that he had. Grace was so encouraging and advised us that there was more to cancer than just chemo, chemo, chemo.
Joe M – Aug 2015
Here we are back again up on the Gold Coast. As we live in Victoria we have found that there aren’t as many options as there are in Queensland. Or, perhaps I should say that Grace’s medical colleagues and connections are much more enthusiastic and passionate in what they do.
Marnie 2015 – Early stage Breast Cancer:
“I had the good fortune to find Grace Gawler and Dr Bruce Whelan through Grace’s book “Women of Silence” that was recommended to me by a friend shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis in September 2014.
“Grace has been extremely supportive and knowledgeable and provided guidance during such a difficult time. She has given us hope, and also facilitated avenues which we did not know were possible. Thank you Grace” Wendy – 2009 – Advanced Cervical cancer
“On receiving a life threatening cancer diagnosis last January, my immediate response was one of disbelief and panic.
Helen – 2010 – Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer
My wife Helen first developed breast cancer about 8 years ago. Despite a range of treatments and lifestyle changes including mastectomy, removal of ovaries, cessation of work, diet, meditation, etc the cancer was for many years held at bay but never eradicated.
Rona in the UK Says –
I haven’t met anyone else who has Grace’s empathy and honesty, depth and breadth of information and level of commitment to her clients. I feel I can trust her advice because she has my well-being at heart and wants the best results for me. Even after my initial treatments in Europe, Grace kept in touch and followed-up and supported me when I got home and was going through the toughest times. I feel I have a friend for life. If you are overwhelmed by information about cancer treatments, have questions about what you should do next, or feel you have run out of options, please contact her. 2013
Stuart M – Rural Victoria
In Stuart’s case we referred him for treaments overseas which reduced his tumour size enabling surgery to be successfully undertaken back in Australia – not previously possible.” Pip Cornall
Stuart recalls: “Friday September 7, 2012… possibly the worst day of mine and my family’s life.
2014 Farheen – Malaysia
I just want to say a very big ‘Thank you’ to Grace for all her support, advice and for everything she has done for me since i had a Breast Cancer relapse last year. Her compassion, empathy, medical knowledge and level of commitment to her patients is commendable.
Dear Grace,I want you to know that I really appreciate the way you relate, love, take care and support Rene. Your perceptions are incredibly accurate and “spot on”
Carolyn – 2013
Dearest Grace, I cannot express how much of a positive imput you had on both mum and I during this challenging season of our lives.