Julie has just completed another set of the most important interviews of her life. In 2013 she was given the shocking news that she had stage four throat cancer. Over eight years later, she is alive after 30 radiation sessions, weekly chemo and months of care from a big team.
Last year, in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre & St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Julie produced the Head & Neck Cancer 2020 Video Series to hear from cancer team members & patients about treatment & recovery.
These up-to-the minute, evidence-based interviews were filmed in radiation bunkers, operating theatres and research centres. They showcase the latest technology and the committed group of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who make recovery possible.
This year, again to mark World Head & Neck Cancer Day on 27 July, Julie has produced another set of video interviews that focus on dental and oral care, in particular.
Wolper Jewish Hospital Community Forum: “Building resilience in our teens during a pandemic.” 1 September 2021
This September 2021 Community Zoom Forum attracted nearly 400 registrations. The focus was on offering practical strategies for the parents and grandparents of adolescents and teens who are dealing with anxiety, instability and uncertainty.
The highlight of the event was Julie’s live interviews with three students from three high school students, Ruby, Tobey and Mushka from years 10, 11 and 12. While each student discussed their coping strategies in an optimistic way, the stress caused by the pandemic was very clear: especially the pressure of uncertainty about the future, limited face-to-face contact with friends, Zoom-based education in lockdowns and the fact that their parents and teachers had never experienced... read more