30 year old Courtney was used to living a very active lifestyle going to CrossFit, playing football and working as a prison officer before she started noticing changes to her physical health in mid-2019. Struggling to run and feeling quickly fatigued, Courtney wasn't feeling her usual self.
After a visit to the doctor followed by multiple tests, Courtney was diagnosed with FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukaemia and began chemotherapy immediately.
Living in Bega, a small country town in southern New South Wales, the closest treatment facility was Canberra Hospital; a three-hour drive away from home.
During her treatment, Courtney’s family called Leukaemia Foundation's John James Village home where they were given a unit free-of-charge.
“We didn’t know anybody in Canberra and would’ve been completely lost without that support,” said Courtney.
Read Courtney's full story here: https://www.dryjuly.com/2021/courtneys-story