Meet Deborah Sims from the Blood Cancer Taskforce | Leukaemia Foundation

Meet Deborah Sims from the Blood Cancer Taskforce

Deborah Sims, Blood Cancer Taskforce member (pictured with her three children) who herself was diagnosed with chronic lymphoctic leukaemia (CLL) in 2011, aged 38.

“Being part of the taskforce is an incredible honour as I know first-hand how urgent it is for this country to improve treatment approaches to blood cancer. I spent half a million dollars and three years, including monthly commutes to London, to remain on an experimental drug I needed to survive. In a cruel irony, a drug that was originally developed in Melbourne.  

Thank you to everyone who is standing with us against this devastating disease – you are giving people living with blood cancer hope for a better tomorrow.”  

Posted on March 12th, 2020

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