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One year post transplant!
A one-year anniversary is always an important milestone, even more so when you’re celebrating good health and new beginnings! Courtney recently celebrated one year since her stem cell transplant, and we couldn’t be happier for her.
“I’m so grateful to be on the other side, as not everyone has the same outcome. I’m eternally thankful for my loving family and friends who have helped get me this far. A bigger ‘thank you’ to my donor and sister, Kate. I literally wouldn’t be here if you didn’t hand over your bone marrow!”
– Courtney, celebrating living well
Saving lives through equal care
Optimal care pathways (OCPs) are something every Australian facing blood cancer should be empowered with to navigate their care journey. OCPs focus entirely on the diagnosed individual, mapping the idea care journey from initial investigation, through to diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Whether you live in Melbourne or Mackay, are in a private or public hospital, everyone should receive the same high quality, evidence-based care for their specific blood cancer… and OCPs will help make this happen.
Excitingly, the development of OCPs for all Australians with blood cancer is underway. Right now, your National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer Taskforce is working hard to develop OCPs for all blood cancers, which will help save more lives.
Closing the tablet box, forever!
After two years of living with blood cancer, six-year-old Haylen can finally get on with being a ‘normal’ kid! It means going back to school, but it’s also celebrating the end of daily medications that have helped keep the blood cancer away.
“We had a little tablet box which had all the tablets for each day in it. She would get to Sunday and say to me, “There’s no more left!” and I’m like, “Not quite, we’ve still got a few more weeks to go,” said Tiffany.
Haylen recently ‘rang the bell’ to mark the end of her treatment – and that means no more tablets!