Chanelle is a 35 year old wife and mother of two young children. In 2020 she was diagnosed with Colon Cancer after 12 months of being consistently misdiagnosed.
A few weeks after this diagnoses, further scans confirmed the cancer had spread to Chanelle’s liver and her cancer was Stage 4.
Due to the aggressive nature of the cancer Chanelle, underwent countless months of invasive chemotherapy, had numerous major surgeries, and a myriad of natural treatments.
In October 2021, Chanelle saw remission. However, this was short-lived – only 6 weeks later she was told the cancer had returned aggressively. This required more invasive and major surgery, but unfortunately, they could only remove 98% of the cancer through the surgery, and Chanelle and Graham were told the harrowing news that she would only have 6-18 months to live.
After receiving this devastating news, Chanelle decided to fight, and since then has been around the world chasing the most advanced treatments unavailable to her in Australia. And whilst being told the cancer had reduced 50-60%, the cancer is still there. So, Chanelle continues to fight and search for a cure.
From being told she was in remission, to then being told she would only live up to 18 months, to say this has been an emotional roller coaster for Chanelle and her family would be an understatement.
Despite it all, they continue to fight, and they continue to shape their lives and future with hope.
We are very optimistic that Chanelle can participate in another medical trial for two immunotherapy drugs. This trial will be based with Linear in Western Australia. There is also a chance for more surgery to remove her two largest tumors and reverse her stoma bag.
Chanelle and Graham’s family and friends are raising money for Chanelle to continue receiving treatment in WA so she can be with her family whilst doing so. She has some very promising plans, but these of course come at a cost.
We have put together a 200km bike ride fundraiser to raise money for Chanelle’s ongoing treatment. The 200km bike ride will be from Moora to Fremantle.
Why Moora? Chanelle was born and raised in Moora with her family. The Wheatbelt farming town holds a very special place in Chanelle’s heart.
Why Fremantle? Chanelle now lives in Fremantle where she raises her young family of her own and loves the lifestyle there.
Click here for more information about what the weekend will look like.