Kerry’s Story

A courageous mum and an incredible legacy

Lachlan and Caitlin’s mum Kerry fought a courageous five-year battle with breast cancer, and their family are committed to ensuring her legacy lives on. 

WHAT.

Each year approximately 30,000 people living with cancer visit the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to receive treatment and see their clinicians for appointments.

WHY.

Thanks to the support of families like Kerry’s, we’re supporting the brilliant researchers and clinicians at Flinders to make breakthroughs in a range of cancers, and helping to make treatment and care more comfortable. 

HOW.

You can play a part in saving more lives, and improving care by supporting cancer research treatment and care at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

When Caitlin Briggs was just six months old, and her brother Lachlan was four, their mum Kerry was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. 

After five years of pain, suffering, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, sadly Kerry was taken by cancer at the age of 37. But her family are committed to ensuring her legacy lives on. 

“We don’t want other families to go through what we’ve gone through and for children like Lachie and Caitlin to grow up without a mum,” Kerry’s husband David says. 

The family are passionate advocates of cancer research at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, and together with family and friends, recently donated funds to Flinders Foundation to purchase a blanket warmer for the Flinders Infusion Suite.

This equipment provides readily available, warm blankets to chemotherapy patients who often experience a drop in temperature and elevated levels of anxiety and discomfort during cancer treatments.

David is pleased patients will now be a little more comfortable. 

"Kerry would often need three or four blankets on her when she came for chemotherapy. Now every time someone is given a blanket from this warmer they will be hugged by Kerry."

You can play a part in saving more lives by making a donation to support cancer research, treatment and care at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. 

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