Jessie is a loving wife and mother of two young boys.

In February 2014, at the age of just 29, my family and I were shocked to find out I had advanced bowel cancer and the cancer had spread to my liver, lungs, lymph nodes, and was wrapped around my aorta.

I have had surgery to remove my bowel cancer and I am taking part in a clinical trial at the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. Even with treatment, the doctors have told me that I have up to five years to live.

Jessie’s family have been devastated by the news, but they are taking one day at a time and enjoying every minute they have with their precious Jessie. They have a strong network of extended family and friends who are helping them through this difficult time and are very grateful for their support.

Jessie shares her story to help bring bowel cancer out in the open.