Exactly 1 year ago today, my wife was diagnosed with
terminal melanoma from which she passed away 9 short weeks
And in as much as it's been a full on year there have been
some amazing things that have happened and I want to share
one of them with you today.
Leading on from Shannon's passing, 6 of her best mates started
fund raising for Melanoma research and education.
At the time I wasn't really in a position to even think about
that but what they've achieved this year is nothing short of
phenomenal and warrants a special mention today.
In the last 12 months these special ladies have not only helped
me unquestionably with the care of my children but they have
also pulled off 4 hugely successful fund raising events.
This week in fact, there they ran a Melbourne cup lunch in
Margaret River as well as a dinner on the Rockingham foreshore.
And here's my point for you...
Though these special girls have unselfishly given up their time
to the memory of my wife in the hope that someone in the future
may perhaps beat this shocking disease, I have seen something
This special band of mum's, business professionals and business owners have
had to take themselves waayyyy out of their comfort zones.
They have spoken in front of hundreds of people, arranged thousands
in sponsorship dollars, been highly organised and have absolutely
The personal growth that I have seen occur in all of them is
just amazing. They have all become even better versions of
themselves in the journey toward making a difference to a
great cause in the memory of someone special to them.
Which simply proves that you cannot out-give the universe.
What you unselfishly give out comes back to you in spades.
Take care of yourself and the ones you love.