"Oligodendroglioma – it’s a word I didn't know existed until I turned 53. But now, 13 years after I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, I can still recall it by memory. You never forget something like that.
A few months before I was diagnosed, I was having terrifically painful migraines which resulted in epileptic fits. When doctors did an MRI to find out what was causing the seizures, they found a mass in my right temporal lobe. I was told to come back in three days for surgery to remove it, and then the doctor said: "and get your affairs in order".
My solicitor suggested leaving charitable donations in my Will. I chose Cancer Council Victoria because I want to be able to fund further research to generate new ideas and to find the causes and treatment of cancer. I've been free from cancer for well over a decade now, and it's comforting to know that my bequest could one day help many people for many generations."