Monday, June 23, 2008

Vale Jane McGrath

Photo: Craig Golding

I was saddened by the news that Jane McGrath had passed away. Jane was the wife of Australian cricketer Glen McGrath. She fought an 11 year battle with breast cancer that gave her secondary cancer in the hip and a brain tumor. She turned her illness into a campaign, establishing the McGrath Foundation which ensures that young women are encouraged to be breast aware and also raises the very valuable funds to support the placement of breast care nurses throughout rural and regional Australia to help women diagnosed with breast cancer.

I don't follow cricket but watched an episode of Andrew Denton's 'Enough Rope' and she was an inspiring interviewee. The following photo comes from that interview.

Don't you love the way he is looking at her? My thoughts and sympathy go out to Glenn, and their children James and Holly.

1 comment:

Gina said...

So sad..a bright and beautiful character and incredibly brave Gx

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