A LOVED PHYSICIAN BECOMES A PATIENT
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Beloved Burwood Spinal Unit Rehabilitation Physician Lincoln Jansz is now a patient with Advanced (stage 4) Lung Cancer requiring Keytruda.
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One of our dear colleagues, Dr Lincoln Jansz has recently been diagnosed with Advanced (Stage 4) Lung Cancer. This has been devastating for his friends and colleagues and we seek your support to help extend his time with us and with his beloved family: young sons Benig (11), Milan (8) and his wife Julianne.
Lincoln is a physician who gives his time unstintingly to his patients, and the timing of his illness seems all the more unfortunate as only within the last year has he completed many arduous years of training to become a specialist rehabilitation physician, working to improve outcomes for people with spinal injury. We hope we may see him, with his attentive, thoughtful and principled approach, continue to address the needs of patients for some time to come.
As for Lincoln, with his historical sense and philosophical perspectives, he knows well enough that cancer is famously indiscriminate and so feels no resentment of his fortune, only that life’s trials may perhaps be reserved for those with strength to face them. He will use all of his will and wisdom to meet this challenge, drawing on the knowledge and wonderfully kind support of his colleagues, and sustained by the love and support of friends and family.
At this stage, with all other options having been ruled out, immunotherapy in the form of the intravenous drug KEYTRUDA offers the sole prospect of prolonging his life, but unfortunately it is neither funded nor can be administered in the public system. A standard course of 8 cycles will cost him $88,000.00 - comprising $68,000 for the medication and the remainder for administration - which he is required to receive at a private hospital. If it results in the hoped-for survival benefit it will enable Lincoln to perhaps see his 2 sons grow in independence into their teenage years and establish many more memories and life experiences with their treasured Dad. We also hope that he would have several more years to work alongside us, pursuing his passion for the work he trained for.
Please join us in giving Lincoln his best chance to do this.
Funds donated will go to Lincoln for his Keytruda and healthcare related costs.
Of the money donated towards funding of the Keytruda and health-related costs any remainder after active treatment has been completed or if Lincoln succumbs before then would be placed in trust for the support of his Benig and Milan.
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