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Joanna Griffith

February update

Philosophy You know its funny this preparing to die thing. It feels a lot like normal life. Each day is much like it was in the past. There are some very notable differences. I work less. I spend more time clearing up and clearing out my life – decluttering and simplifying things as much as

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Joanna Griffith

Update for December 2020

Well its a long time between blog posts. Cancer update: The chemotherapy protocol I was on initially – eribulin + Keytruda (this is the really expensive immunotherapy one we/you are funding), did not work. I could feel my lymph nodes enlarging, and just prior to finishing prescribed course of treatment (8 x 3 week rounds

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Joanna Griffith

Three rounds of chemotherapy down… more to go.

This week marked the end of my third round of chemotherapy, and also my third dose of Keytruda (“pembro “).

There isn’t a great deal to report medically. I am tracking ok. Few side effects, no nasty autoimmune effects from the Keytruda – taking the brakes off my immune system can lead to my immune system attacking just about anywhere.

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August update on cancer Treatment

The first time I had chemotherapy, I cried. I had to sign a consent form that I understood just what was going to happen to me. Of course, I couldn’t read it. Most of that day was a blur, and my eyes were tightly closed. But the finality of consenting to literally poison being pumped

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Joanna Griffith

Chemotherapy is over

Chemotherapy is over. Officially since mid February. This means I am seven weeks post chemo. My hair is growing back. First my legs have tiny blonde hairs of only a few millimeters. I notice it here first around the tenth of March. I luxuriate in feeling for stubble and hold them up against the light

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Help support Jo and her family through terminal breast cancer

At age 43, with two children aged 8 and 3, Jo faces a heartbreaking and devastating situation. Right when she should be making early memories with her family, she faces a diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. Those memories are soon all her children will have left.   #ChallengeAccepted 

“It’s my dearest wish that the boys are surrounded by love and support when I’m gone…”

“I want to live long enough for Lachy and Ben to have meaningful memories of me.”

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Jo Powell

$500.00 06/03/2022

This is a collection for the family on behalf of Jo's colleagues at TAFESA. She was such an inspirational lecturer - full of engaging ideas… Read more

This is a collection for the family on behalf of Jo's colleagues at TAFESA. She was such an inspirational lecturer - full of engaging ideas for teaching students. Jo's passing leaves a tangible gap in our team. From Jo Powell, Jody Richardson, Mel Butler, Mel Gregorace, Emma Julius, Petr Tatyrek, Louise McDiarmid.

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Cleland crew

$123.89 04/03/2022

Our dearest vet, mentor and friend. Our world is brighter because of you. Dearly missed; but your beautiful spirit will be with us forever… Read more

Our dearest vet, mentor and friend. Our world is brighter because of you. Dearly missed; but your beautiful spirit will be with us forever, so it is not goodbye but yet till we meet again. Love always, your Cleland Crew xx

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$100.00 17/02/2022

I didn't really know Jo later on in life. We went to Primary school together. The funeral was nice, she had such an interesting life and… Read more

I didn't really know Jo later on in life. We went to Primary school together. The funeral was nice, she had such an interesting life and lovely friends. I sort of knew the things that would be said, it didn't surprise me when the Goodies played tbh. Even though you don't know of people as grownup, as I child I knew she would have an interesting life, she was so determined and smart. I had no idea she loved Enid Blyton so much, looking back though I remember her telling me how she had read hundreds of her books I am sure of it, this would have been in Grade 2. I always thought if she was a character in those books she would be George from the Famous Five. I wasn't aware she had cancer until recently, I saw that a mutual friend had posted about this on fb, it is very sad. Wish I had better words to write.

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$103.30 17/02/2022

In memory of an incredible, generous and delightful human. I am sure I’m one of many who have been gifted, through admiring Jo, with the… Read more

In memory of an incredible, generous and delightful human. I am sure I’m one of many who have been gifted, through admiring Jo, with the inspiration to live with more passion, kindness, joy and authenticity. I am so glad our paths crossed again after Vet School. Xx

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Amy Bayliss

$103.30 13/02/2022
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Kylie Catania

$51.80 12/02/2022

Thinking of you all, even though we have not met. I think I found Jo's blog through her sister (a fellow medical mum) when I was diagnosed… Read more

Thinking of you all, even though we have not met. I think I found Jo's blog through her sister (a fellow medical mum) when I was diagnosed with Br Ca last year. Jo's beautiful way of describing her experience was so helpful to me, so thankyou xx

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Judith Hewton

$206.28 07/02/2022

Remembering days at Knightsbridge Playgroup and reconnecting at Stradbroke Scouts. With loving thoughts Jo, Simon and your boys as you make… Read more

Remembering days at Knightsbridge Playgroup and reconnecting at Stradbroke Scouts. With loving thoughts Jo, Simon and your boys as you make precious memories together.
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