Olivia Newton-John’s cancer story
This is the story of the founding champion of the ONJCWRC, Dame Olivia Newton-John.
In 1992, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The diagnosis came the same weekend my father died of cancer, so you can imagine the shock.
I learned very quickly how important it was for me to think positively. When the second friend I called with the news burst into tears, I thought – this is too stressful. I had to find someone else to handle the day to day discussions of my health so I could concentrate on healing.
I underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. I did herbal formulas, meditation and focused on a vision of complete wellness.
The whole experience has given me much understanding and compassion, so much so that I wanted to help others going through the same journey.
With more and more people affected by cancer every day, I believe we are in a world desperate for healing, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to help.
I also believe that when you go through something difficult, even something as dramatic as cancer, that something positive will come of it.
And that’s exactly what the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) is – a positive healing Centre to support people on their cancer journey.
The ONJ Centre provides top medical research and the newest cutting edge treatments, combined with the best in wellness care, where we support patients and their families with life enhancing Wellness programs during their journey. I believe that through our research we will ultimately find cures for all types of cancer.
My dream is that one day the ONJ Centre will be only about Wellness, and we will no longer need cancer centres because cancer will be a thing of the past.
Love and Light,
Dame Olivia Newton-John
From the ONJCWRC website