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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.
The following testimonials offer hope and inspiration….
A word from Pip Cornall – Co-Director of the Grace Gawler Institute..
As we said earlier – after a session with Grace patients commonly say … “I wish I had found you earlier. “
Many of them had advanced tumour loads because they had previously tried treatments learned from Dr Google, friends or ‘practitioners’ without adequate cancer experience.
Pip’s Audio Testimonial…
Beth, Jan 2016 – Metastatic Gastric Cancer
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 Chondrosarcoma
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 – 2035:
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.