It is with sadness that I need to let you know about the death of one of our community members, Vinouche.
Vinouche was a member of one of our online groups, “Ongoing”, as well as a frequent contributor to both forums and blogs on this site.
From my contact with Vinouche, I know that she appreciated the warmth and support that was extended to her from this community a great deal, particularly during times when she was feeling alone. This support helped her feel more connected, allowing her to explore her thoughts, experiences and feelings with people who understood.
I also know that Vinouche supported and encouraged many of you along the way.
It can be confronting when someone you know who has cancer dies. If you feel you would like greater support at this time, we would encourage you to make use of the Cancer Council Helpline, 13 11 20 (within Australia).
I would also welcome you to share your thoughts, feelings & memories with each other here on Cancer Connections.
I am sorry to be sharing such sad news with you all. I know that Vinouche felt well supported by the people in this community. She will be indeed missed.
Program Manager, Telephone & Internet Support Groups, Cancer Council Victoria
& Cancer Connections Administration Team Member
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.