Diagnosed with the blood cancer acute monocytic myeloid leukaemia (AMML) in 2017, Geoff was blindsided. He found himself relocating to Melbourne to access life-saving treatment and to receive a stem cell transplant from his brother, recalling that the first few days "were a blur of tests, discussions and meeting with specialists."
But from day one, his wife Jan was his advocate - questioning doctors, taking notes and researching his condition. Now three years on from his transplant, with 'full clearance', he considers himself one of the fortunate ones.
Even though graft versus host disease (GVHD) has affected Geoff's organs, mouth, muscles, and now skin, he remains positive about returning to an (almost) normal life.
Read more about Geoff's experience: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/stories/the-ups-and-downs-of-leukaemia/