This year has been hard enough after my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour, having surgery and everything else that has gone on in between. We have received limited support from extended family who have called once or twice and rarely respond to text messages, however despite this we believe that we have done the right thing to keep them in the loop and luckily our immediate family has pooled together to help each other. Unfortunately today it feels like a punch in the face after finding out that a family member is having a big party next week, the rest of our family has been invited and after asking told that we are not to come. What is wrong with people??? I am so over the way that people don't even ask how things are going or if we are coping! Aren't these the people who are supposed to be supportive and there for us?
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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.