Connie Johnson told The Project on Tuesday night she expected doctors to give her alternative treatments but instead was told her body could no longer take chemotherapy. This is it for her.

‘They told me I couldn’t continue on the chemo because my organs were struggling too much.’

Ms Johnson, 40, says she is struggling to come to terms with sharing her final moments with her two sons Willoughby, 10, and Hamilton, 9, shares Daily Mail.

‘I have this thought all the time where one day I’ll be holding the children’s hands… then I’ll be gone.

‘My pain will be over, and theirs will just be beginning.’

Ms Johnson says she doesn’t believe Christmas is ‘on her radar’ and describes the event she is running on Tuesday as her ‘last hurrah’.

‘Over the past seven years I’ve gone into some very deep pits of despair. I feel like if I wasn’t focused on the Big Heart Project right now that’s where I would be’, Ms Johnson told News Corp.

‘My health is declining quite rapidly.’

‘I can’t be the Mum I want to be. I just don’t have the strength’.

Her brother, actor Samuel Johnson, paid tribute to his brave sister’s lengthy battle with the disease during his Logie acceptance speech, and together they have helped raise over $4.5 million through their foundation, Love Your Sister.

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  • it is sad when the situation gets like that. her poor family


  • Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Such an thing, taking its toll on victims and families – all the best to Connie and family.


  • Yep, devastating. Such a cruel awful disease. Thoughts are with Connie & her family.


  • Cancer is such a cruel act and it never seems to stop. Wish this cruel disease could just be wiped out but that isn’t possible at the moment. Sending hugs and prayers to Connie and hugs to her family.


  • So many lives have been cruelly touched by cancer. I’ve tried writing a comment here but I’ve been reduced to tears and rewritten it so many times over. My hats off to Connie for sharing her journey and throwing herself into this project. You hold those precious boys tight.


  • I have spoken to a lady who was a voluntary Palliative Care assistant who visited sufferers in their homes and was able to administer pain relief until they need stronget than she was allowed to give. This was after having a very intensive First Aid Course and home nursing training to do this. These volunteers put in long hours. Some have been known to stay overnight with patients. We were told that with some people some Chemotherapy treatments start to lose effect and cause the patient to be much sicker with it than without it and they have basically no quality of life….and sadly no hope of recovery.


  • Bless her, it must be so hard to leave your kids behind realizing you won’t be there to see them growing up into adults.
    Such nasty decease, think we all have loved ones who lost the battle.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family and other cancer fighters.


  • Cancer brings out the fighter in everyone, and I am amazed at how strong Connie has been over this lengthy battle. I am in awe of her and Sam and their public couragous bond and admiration for each other and neither one has given up.

    I am brought to tears after reading this and wish that there was some sort of miracle that would make her better for her family. I am sure though that her kids are going to be pretty strong kids and I imagine they will continue in her footsteps fighting this horrible disease and raising money and awareness for other families.

    My hats of to Sam I cannot imagine the heart breaking agony that he must be feeling, but he always comes out ready to fight and encouarge everyone and support cancer fighters – they are both truly inspirational in my eyes.

    Rest easy Connie after you massive day today in Canberra – what an awesome Hurrah you had today xo


  • This young mum has been through so much. I will pray for her.


  • I lost my husband to cancer in May 2011. Then last year we lost the beautiful friend who was his “chemo buddy”, Carolyn to breast cancer. They both fought the fight – were brave, strong and courageous. They are in peace now but for those that are left behind, we have beautiful memories to look upon.

    Best wishes to Connie and Sammy and your entire family. We have been watching your journey – one that we are so familiar with. We wish you peace, love and light. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. xoxoxo


  • So agonising for this family. They’ve done great good, though.


  • These two (and their team) are inspiring beyond words. I wish for nothing but no pain for Connie and all her family. The fact that she is up to 6 and a half years past her expiration date says so much about what a fighter she is.


  • Connie and Samuel are such inspiring and incredible people and the amount of money they have raised to fight cancer is momentous. Connie is so brave and open in talking about cancer. Everyone needs to fight cancer and support it if they have the capacity too.


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