Bronwyn White

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I am fundraising for those, like me, diagnosed, being treated for and living with Sarcoma.

In November of 2020, a persistant sore muscle in my leg led to a diagnosis of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Sarcoma; I was told I had cancer.  

It's a rare cancer (less than 1% of adult cancers) and in my case was an 11cm tumour in my right calf. True to form, I named it 'Donald' (as in Donald Lump, vile and unwelcome). I had 28 rounds of radiation and in February of 2021, major surgery on my right calf with a reconstruction from my left thigh.
Unfortunately, routine follow up scans in September of 2021 found that it had spread into multiple "lesions" (aka small tumours) around my body as well as an aggressive 6cm tumour in my upper back. Naturally, this became known as 'Donald Jnr'. Another 15 rounds of radiation, surgery in December 2021 and plans for chemotherapy to control the remaining lesions followed. With amazing good fortune, a genetic mutation was found in my tumours which made me eligible for a trial drug instead of chemo and that began in February through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre here in Melbourne. Despite an ongoing battle with side effects, results so far have been "ridiculously good" and things are looking positive.
I have at various times been angry, sad, upbeat, depressed, frustrated, positive, exhausted, hilarious and terrified. And it's a daily prospect. For now, I am relatively well and living life far closer to normal than I thought I would be.
It has always been exceptionally important to me to do what I can to give back to others and this time around, it's personal.

The Kosi Challenge is an annual event hosted by Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Australians diagnosed with a rare, less common or complex cancer each year.

In March 2024, I will be climbing 2,228 metres above sea level to reach Australia’s highest point to help RCA.

One hundred per cent of funds raised through the Kosi Challenge goes towards the important work of RCA's Patient Support Team.

From helping patients to access specialists and treatments, through to delivering support groups, connecting people with services and providing financial assistance particularly in times of crisis, Patient Support is at the heart of what RCA does.

RCA is a Federal Government-classified Health Promotion Charity. All donations over AU $2 are fully tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support.

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Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.42k

Bronwyn White

$900

Newbay Hotel

Good luck Bronwyn

$500

Nikki

$263.75

Peter White

Love you more❤️

$105.50

John Farrant

$105.50

Katy Brooksbank

Onwards and upwards, Bron! Xx

$105.50

Dean

You're amazing Bronwyn, good luck with everything xoxo

$105.50

Clinton & Shaun

$100

Sandi Logan

You rock. Like Kosi!

$100

Lisa Wells

$100

Mick Ellem

$100

The Hoolygans

Go get 'em Bron! Love you long time <3

$100

Rachael Bellwood

Yeeeeeeeeah!

$100

Tom Cook

Great work Bron!!

$100

Geoff And Ally Metcalfe

$52.75

Ryan Jones

Great work Bron, I can't imagine what you've had to deal with but proud of your efforts to turn your attention to a greater good of helping others, when it is completely fine to only think of yourself during such a shit fight. Shows your true character x

$52.75

James Salecich

$52.75

Herci

💪

$52.75

Neil Duncan

Congratulations Bronwyn! Amazing work!

$52.75

Lisa Callander

You absolute legend! Love you x

$52.75

Ellise Mccoombe

You are brilliant Bron 💪

$52.75

Kristy Raines

Amazing! Well done, Bron!xx

$52.75

Arlene Meadows

You're awesome Bron

$52.75

Helen Shimitras

You Go Girl

$52.50

Mal Motum

$51

Amelia Pazderski

Fantastic Bron, with you all the way! X

$50

Jolene Farrant

$50

Elena Wight

$50

Damian Chauhan

$42.20

Amie Hunt

$36.93

Michael Dunphy

$36.93

Fi And Kav Moodaley

Good luck! We admire your strength and courage! Xx

$36.93

Marc

Goodluck Bron, you’ll need your peak performance but I know you’ll smash it! ;)

$36.93

Laura Schweickle

$20

Gail Williams