Denis’ Story

Denis is 77 and retired. He grew up and was educated in Melbourne but moved to Ballarat 27 years ago to take on the position of Business Manager of St Patrick’s College. It was there that he met Patricia whom he later married. After fourteen years at St Patrick’s Denis joined the Catholic Education Office working as a Finance and [...]

July 22nd, 2021|

Frank’s Story

The 1st of April 2012 was, literally, one of the high points of my life. After struggling up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,360m) in the Nepal Himalayas, one gasp per footstep in the thin air, I am rewarded by what has to be one of the best views on the planet! Four of the world’s top six [...]

September 16th, 2016|

Rob’s Story

Rob is aged 73, and began PSA testing after several friends and neighbours were diagnosed with prostate cancer. For several years his readings were around 3, but in 2006 it had jumped to 6.9. Rob was referred to a urologist, and because of the low reading he agreed to proceed with brachytherapy. The initial planning was done in Ballarat, [...]

November 25th, 2014|

Allan’s Story

Allan is 75 years old. At the age of 66 Allan had his first PSA test, after a work colleague was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Allan’s PSA was 6.5, and he was referred to a urologist. He had 12 biopsies, and two were found to contain cancer. Allan was told that he could watch and wait, or have Brachytherapy at [...]

June 26th, 2014|
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