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Leukaemia: The doctor rang me and said, “I’m sorry”

Brendan’s ALL story

In 2004, Brendan Wessely was living in Charleville, Queensland when a second opinion and a blood test led to his diagnosis with ALL.

In 2012, Brendan told us the story of his initial diagnosis with ALL. In Part 2 of the video, Brendan talks further about his career, post-transplant experience, and how he is living with ALL.


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If you would like to share your own personal story of living with your diagnosis and have it published here, get in touch.


 The Viertel Charitable Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland would like to thank The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation for their very generous ongoing support since 1994. The ‘Keeping on Sharing the Journey: Stories of hope and inspiration’ video project was funded by a grant from The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation.

Last updated on June 19th, 2019

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