Stories


Patients

Maureen Coomber

“I think a lot of people take Cabrini for granted; they go there and they don’t see how much goes on behind the scenes to give them the care that they need."

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Supporters

Ada and Eva Selwyn

"We are very proud that Alan’s legacy will be part of the new, expanded Emergency Department located in the Gandel Wing of the hospital."

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Staff

Paul McMurrick

“He told me how much better he felt and how now that he knows he’s not going to die, how much better things are."

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Staff

Kerry Jones

Cabrini Foundation asked you to support the purchase of a new dialysis machine. The new machine has completely changed the way Kerry Jones does her job.

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Staff

Kris Ockwell

One of the things that Kris Ockwell sees most is fear, because in addition to being frightened at what an MRI scan may find, the machines themselves get a bad rap.

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Patients

Marjorie Mitchell

Marjorie Mitchell’s long relationship with Cabrini started before she was born – both her parents were treated at Cabrini and she has been coming to the hospital since it first opened its doors.

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Supporters

Peter Iwaniw

When Peter Iwaniw was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 28 three decisions - by Peter, his family and his medical team - ended up saving his life.

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Supporters

John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel AC

"We have seen first-hand Cabrini's compassionate and respectful approach and they are indeed one of the best hospitals in Melbourne, if not Australia, providing world-class medical care."

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Bequestors

Francis Galbally

"Funds will always need to be spent on important projects like updating medical equipment, refurbishing the rest of the hospital up to the standard of the Gandel Wing, and on research. But for me, the...

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Bequestors

Lindsay G Quinn

“It’s incredible, it’s bringing joy to kids,” says Bridgette’s mother Jess.   The late Lindsay G Quinn’s passion to make a difference will live on in the laughter of children. A new high-tech and...

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Leslie Charles Parkinson

The late Leslie Charles Parkinson may not be around to see his legacy in action, but his love of children will continue to live through the lives he is saving.

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Supporters

Rory Dunlevy

When his wife Margaret got cancer, Rory Dunlevy became a Cabrini Malvern volunteer. When she passed away after a heroic second battle with the disease he became a Cabrini supporter.

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Bequestors

Bob (Robert) Mackey

“The whole unit is wonderful. The staff are marvellous, it’s friendly and the extension to the gym is fantastic. Just everything is so nice about it. It’s just like going on a holiday.“As people...

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Patients

Heather McMahon

It was the diagnosis she didn’t see coming. Heather McMahon was just 46-years-old when she noticed her right breast was lumpy, but with a history of benign lumps, she thought nothing of it. After...

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Bequestors

Pauline Baxter

“I firmly believe if you can help someone along the way, do it.” Pauline Baxter’s passion for education and gratitude to Cabrini led her to leave a gift in her Will to establish nursing...

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Bequestors

Rose and Herb Birchall

For every medical challenge they faced, Cabrini was, and continued to be the couple’s first choice. “You couldn’t possibly get any better treatment.” Through their Wills, they ensured others in the community could receive...

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Belinda Lim and Scott Beaumont
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Belinda Lim

Being known for her devotion to her family, generosity and kind heart, Belinda had always wanted to make a difference.

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Veronica with partner Len Rhodes
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Veronica Choo Neo Png

Wanting to ensure others could receive the same healing touch as she did, and to help in the fight against pancreatic cancer, Veronica included Cabrini in her Will.

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Barbara McFerran

Barbara feels a wonderful sense of achievement by knowing she is helping Cabrini in the future.

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Carol and Doug MacDonald
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Doug and Carol MacDonald

"I’m using my Will to support the development of Cabrini. To concentrate on building the new facilities. We need to be investing. I want to see the hospital get bigger and bigger, and be...

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Supporters

Rosie Creswell

“The Cabrini Brighton Wig Room is a great initiative run by Cabrini volunteers to provide wigs to cancer patients experiencing hair loss all across the South East of Melbourne” Rosie Creswell Rosie Creswell’s connection...

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Peter Greenham
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Peter Greenham

Peter Greenham Snr was a visionary man.

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Sheila Jenner
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Sheila Jenner

Jack and Sheila Jenner’s great adventure together began in 1965 when they set sail for Australia. Some might say it never stopped.

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Dr Maureen Mackay
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Dr Maureen Mackay

In life, Maureen dedicated her career to continually improving medical knowledge.

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