Leah was diagnosed with breast cancer and beat it. She then was diagnosed with multiple brain tumours and was told nothing could be done. She didn’t take this news lying down and found a world recognised treatment in the USA. So off she went to Oklahoma. It was 2004 and she was happily married and had youngsters, 4 and 10 at the time. The treatment was hugely successful and only took 1 day. She returned home and went back to work straight way. This was truly amazing stuff. 2 years later 4 tumours returned. She was gain forced overseas and met up with this Robot again. She had the same experience and returned home again. However this time the ending was different. Due to all the chemo Leah had received for her breast cancer her liver failed and she passed away. Her husband was left a single dad but he had this secret. World class cancer care that no one knew about. So with all his issues and grief Leahs husband set about helping people with cancer gain access to this revolutionary treatment in hospitals overseas. While he was doing this he was helping get the treatment to Australia. In 2014 he was successful with Perth opening Australias 1st Cyberknife cancer centre at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital. Leahs hubbie was nominated for Australian of the Year for all his work helping people with cancer, including kids. Now some of his supporters are trying to start up a registered charity to raise awareness and the money to get this treatment in each state of Australia. Maybe we could name 1 after Leah?

Posted by cyberknife4Oz, 3rd March 2015

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  • What a amazing thing to be bale to leave behind and what a wonderful way to remember her


  • What an amazing man Leah’s husband is! Sounds like Leah was an amazing woman and a true fighter. I hope this wonderful treatment can be introduced into all Australian States and I wish her husband and all the supporters the best of luck. It’s people like this that are true everyday heroes x


  • what an amazing legacy to leave


  • I’m also sorry for his loss. What an amazing legacy Leah has left in getting this treatment initiated in Australia, along with the fantastic work and commitment to the cause of her hubby. Do the supporters and her hubby have a Facebook page that can be followed? As much as we think we know in Australia about treating cancer, I fear it’s just the tip of the iceberg and we are only just beginning to explore revolutionary treatments. My father or step father, whom I’ve called dad for the most part of my life has a couple of different types of cancers and I’ve only managed to find a few case studies on the net. It’s a waiting game for my family and we won’t know what the next step is until he has his final round of chemo and radiation to see how the cancers have reacted. He has had such a wonderful outlook from the word dot. He said he is going to fight it all the way and takes it in his stride. I do hope this man gets the support he needs in his wonderful initiations. It’s an amazing thing he and his wife have achieved for all of us. Leah’s Legacy would be a wonderful charity.


  • Thanks for sharing this story and good luck with this initiative.


  • I’m sorry for this gentleman’s loss, and congratulate him on doing something positive.


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