I am a big fan of cricket… and my fav team are the Aussies.. so naturally, i keep myself abreast on whats happening out there…
Couple of days back when i read about Jane McGrath’s passing away, i felt sad.. Not just for her, what she has been through, but also for her kids and Glen~~~
Its such a strange world we live in… one minute we hear of someone having a baby or celebrating their Birthday, and next minute people are passing away..
but the beauty is that people who pass on do leave behind lovely memories, and thoughts for those around them to treasure and cherish….
And this woman, Jane, is held in such regard in Australia, not because she was a famous Cricketer’s wife, but for all that she has done for others suffering from Cancer and her positive attitude till the end….
“”English-born Jane’s long battle with cancer has been headline news in Australia for the past decade because of her marriage to McGrath, one of Australia’s most successful and popular fast sportsmen, and their promotion of breast cancer awareness.
The couple started up their own foundation to raise money for breast cancer research and were recognised for their charity work earlier this year when they were appointed as Members of the Order of Australia. Jane was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 then bone cancer in 2003 but made a full recovery both times. She was diagnosed for the third time in 2006, prompting McGrath to take eight months off cricket to care for her and their two young children.””
“”Sue Murray, chief executive of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, said Jane McGrath’s work in providing support for specialist breast cancer nurses would leave a lasting legacy. “The role model that she has presented to women right throughout her journey has been inspiring, has been very supportive and very encouraging for all women who go through breast cancer,” Ms Murray said””