Testimonials from Patients enrolled in our Survive & Thrive Cancer Navigation Packages:
Navigated Patients – Testimonials: All Grace Gawler Institute testimonials are medically verifiable. Photos are omitted to protect patient privacy. If the patient is deceased this is noted in the update. We know many patients place much faith in testimonials. However; we’re aware of many internet testimonials that are not updated – and where the patient is now deceased.
1. Teresa – Metastatic Alveolar Rhabydomyosarcoma – Head & Neck – Brisbane – 7 March 2019
Hi my name is Teresa and I am 47 years old. In August 2018 my life turned upside down. I was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma in my face and neck. All up I had 4 tumours and the cancer was aggressive. After getting scans in Australia, my doctors discussed with me their opinions about my cancer. They said my cancer was only found in children and there is no recorded case found in an Adult in Australia. I was curious to see what treatment offer they had because for the last 5 years I have formed a close relationship with Grace & Pip due them helping my husband Mark.
Mark’s story is in these testimonials, recurrence breast cancer with lung mets. It’s been 5 years since we have signed up for the Cancer Navigation Package and with Grace’s unbelievable guidance, knowledge & contacts overseas, Mark is very fit and well. So while listening to the doctors about my cancer I had Grace already in mind.
2. Melinda – Gold Coast – Australia – 9 February 2019
At 35 years of age, happily married mother of 2 young children, I was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer with no symptoms. It turned my world upside down. When notifying some close friends of my prognosis, they shared personal details of their own terminal cancer battle within their family and the successes they’d been having against the odds. They gave us hope and what was to become the most critical support advice I have received in my cancer battle. They recommended that I contact The Grace Gawler Institute immediately. My husband made contact the day after my prognosis, and after an initial consultation I committed to the Navigation Package and it has proven to be the BEST decision in my journey. One of the first things Grace said to me was “…the word terminal is for buses…” and from that moment it flicked a switch within me and set the positive mindset I need to fight the cancer beast.
3. Ben – Brain Tumour Glioblastoma Stage IV Wildtype – Diagnosed – 3/6/17 – NSW Australia
My wife and I were directed to Grace by another patient. This patient was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given six months to live. This was 5 years ago so we were impressed! I was diagnosed with a grade IV Glioblastoma and with so many things happening medically it was an extremely stressful time. We purchased the Cancer Navigation (NAV) package and the very next day had a Skype session with Grace. Prior to speaking with Grace, we had been told that there was no cure and treatment was limited to radiation and chemotherapy. The first thing that stood out for us was Grace’s knowledge. Speaking to her for the first time was exciting as we realised there was hope.
4. Ngareta – Advanced (local spread) Rectal Adeno Carcinoma – 2017 – Sunshine Coast, Qld
I cannot recommend Grace highly enough. Because of her, I’m now cancer-free. I was diagnosed last December, and didn’t know what to do. Luckily I found Grace, and I signed up for a cancer navigation package. I was totally opposed to having medical treatment, but she convinced me that that was the right way to go.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. I had a mastectomy and chemo. My cancer came back in 16 lymph nodes and both lungs. Australia had nothing new or promising to offer. They just gave me time and said I had a hard road ahead of me. So my wife started a Google search and came across Grace’s website. We joined a Survive & Thrive Cancer Navigaton Package. We have been dealing with Grace now for 4 years and I am doing extremely well.
6. Marianne – Advanced Micro Papillary Breast Cancer with Bone Metastases – diagnosed Oct 2016 – NSW Australia
I am now in my sixth year of living with cancer and my health is continually improving. The high quality of my life is better than it has been for most of my life.
The more I learn about cancer, the more I understand how diverse cancer is and that as we are all individual so to is the cancer. Having two people with the same cancer does not necessarily mean the same treatment applies. I have been directed to what I need every step of the way.