Lee conquered cancer...

By Lee Buckley

Will you help me Be Brave for patients with cancer?

This October I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to Be Brave for Lifehouse.

Please sponsor me as every dollar I raise goes toward enhancing the care Chris O’Brien Lifehouse provides patients.

From research and clinical trials to complementary therapies and equity of access programs, the funds raised will directly transform outcomes for people living with cancer and their families, both now and in the future.

Thank you for your support.

My Updates

And it is done!

Sunday 1st Nov
A picture tells it all, thanks everyone, this is only made possible by your kind generosity. Thank you for being philanthropists. 🥰🥰🥰

1 more sleep

Friday 30th Oct
Here I am. My last sleep with a head full of hair. 
Back in 2017, I did the Enrich course for cancer survivors with the Cancer Council and held at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Their I found a group of beautiful supportive women who had all experienced cancer. One of those was a woman named Liz Gallon. Liz also had Ovarian Cancer. She was my first fellow ovarian cancer sufferer. Our little group continues enjoying each other’s wins and support when the results aren’t as favourable to this day. 
To my sadness, Liz passed away on Monday and we farewelled her today. 
Remember it is only 47% of women with Ovarian Cancer survive to 5 yrs. My milestone is a massive result, more funding to research in this area will increase that percentage. Thank you for all your help. 🙏🏻🎉🙏🏻

I also wish to dedicate my head shave to my friend Liz Gallon. 

When?

Friday 23rd Oct
Sat 31 Oct 2020
It will be fb lived in the afternoon  at Hair Connections, Croydon Park. 
Later with a few guests at home, the cut I choose is revealed at 5pm. I’ll let you know exact times  soon. Xxoo

Lee’s why.

Friday 23rd Oct
I am passionate about improving outcomes for women with ovarian cancer. This is a big reason why I share my story at the Survivors Teaching Students programs. For any cancer survivor another day is a gift. I don’t know about others people but I am big on dates and anniversaries. I counted days during. I counted weeks after, then months and then more recently I count the years. At first when I finished treatment I was terrified it would come back because I’d finished chemo. It was a struggle as I hated chemo. A real love/hate relationship. 
It was just taking baby steps at the beginning. Now, with 5 years of changing my diet a bit and mainly making some mental choices to follow what I wanted to move forward and not focus on what I didn’t want, memories of pain, throwing up and losing my hair...the awful side. Cancer is awful everyone. It truly is. 
My perspective to find good has been a quality I’m so glad I have. Ovarian cancer could have killed me, but it didn’t! 
These funds are going to Ovarian Cancer research carried out by The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. I had all my treatment, surgery, & chemo at Lifehouse and continue my checkups too. I’ve survived and conquered cancer for 1826 days plus. That’s why that’s my fundraising target. 
This year I’ve been pretty challenged doing some personal development training.  I thought this event a good idea but then I hesitated because of my own mental struggles with a lack of deserving.
 Be brave my way... resonated with me to find the courage that is their because I did survive cancer treatment after all. That takes a lot of courage. 
This time my hair is going because I am making the choice. Last time chemo made the choice for me. 
I’m happier in my own skin now to be happy to show my solidarity to fellow cancer sufferers and conquerors. 
Above all, none of this could happen without a solid group of family and friends supporting me & who continue to bless me since diagnosis to today. I am so grateful for each and every one of them. Thank you heaps. Xo

Thank you to my Supporters

$261

Kathy Montgomery

I'm looking forward to seeing a very short-haired pixie.

$200

Lee From Toni Franzé

This is the value of the cut/shave from my Hair dresser Toni Franzé from Hair Collection at Croydon Park, this cut was her generous donation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

$104.40

Michael Buckley

Well done Lee lots of love from us all xox

$104.40

Kirsty Smith

Keep smashing it lovely 😊

$104.40

Vesma

$100

Anonymous

Well done!

$100

Danny Buckley

Very proud of you. Xx

$100

Katrina Andrews

Congratulations Lee! You're not just brave, you're also beautiful! Katrina ❤

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Jenni Beattie

Go Lee! you are very inspiring. Thanks for everything.

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Sue Beecher

$75

Kieran & Juli

Very happy to have you here and looking forward to seeing the new do 👌🏼

$75

Katie, Scott And Amy Kay

Hi Lee Congrats - hair looks good. Lots of love Katie and Scott Kay

$57.42

Peter Lambeth

What a journey - so thankful for you in our lives - Peter, Louise and Isobel

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Jayne Gaymer

You’re an inspiration!! So lucky to have you for my very longtime friend xxxxx

$52.20

Jill Collins

So proud of you Lee for winning the fight and now continuing to help others so they can win theirs. Jill x

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Susie

You are an inspiration . xo

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Jenny Harkness

Congratulations Lee! We really admire your positive attitude to life Lots of love x

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Lee Buckley

$50

Kim Gerber

Dear Lee I hope we will still be working together for the 10th anniversary.🌺💕

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Nevena Brown

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Robert Khoury

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Anita Blackwell

$26.10

Vera Nadile

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Rachel White

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Milo

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Anonymous

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Jen Gold

Inspirational work Lee!

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Annabel Birmingham

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Amanda Tait

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Fiona Gonzalez

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Norma Gardiner

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Sandra Goldman