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Barry Du Bois

Barry Du Bois was first diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called solitary plasmacytoma in 2010, which later developed into myeloma, an incurable type of blood cancer, in 2017.

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Barry Du Bois

He underwent a series of challenging treatments, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and a blood stem cell transplant, and is partnering with the Leukaemia Foundation to ensure every Australian that hears the words “you have blood cancer” receives the best treatment, care, and support regardless of where they live.

“I’m sharing my story hoping that it will help other people going through something similar to me. Everyone affected by blood cancer deserves the best possible care and support, regardless of where they live or their circumstances.

I know that from my own river of life that seeking help can be difficult, especially when you feel the pressure to appear strong and capable. That is why it is crucial to reach out. Working with the Leukaemia Foundation, I want people to know that they are not alone.”

Barry first graced our living room screens after his original blood cancer diagnosis. He began hosting TEN’s renovation reality series, The Renovators in 2011, and this was followed by his role as popular presenter of CH 10’s The Living Room, where he appeared alongside Amanda Keller, Dr. Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre. It was here where the much-loved renovation expert learned his blood cancer had returned as myeloma.

Barry and his wife Leonie are loving parents to twins Bennet and Arabella, and we welcome his support and voice in raising blood cancer awareness in Australia.

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