We have been saddened to learn of the passing of George Ramanui who became an inspirational guest to staff in our Lodges over the last five years.
George first visited Milroy Lodge as a guest following a cancer diagnosis in 2012. After initially being given only months to live, George went on to defy the odds and became a frequent visitor to both Milroy and Crawford Lodge in the process.
Over the years he became something of a ‘frequent flyer' visiting the lodges as a guest on 39 occasions as part of his cancer treatment in Perth to undergo a number of surgeries and various treatments.
While staying at the Lodges, George was often found in the lounge entertaining staff and other guests on the guitar.
Towards the end of last year, George talked about the impact Cancer Council WA had on his life.
"All of the staff have been absolutely wonderful.....I've been really spoilt here," he said. George said he loved the bush setting of Milroy and the transport for treatment service (run by volunteers) made everything so much easier.
"The services are of such a high standard from the time you come in the front door...you cannot fault anything.
"I really don't know how to promote this place highly enough."
George said despite his poor prognosis he made the decision to just ‘get on with my life' rather than sitting around worrying about it.
"I'm just so lucky. Everyone's been so good and I've had a huge amount of help from the staff here and from the medical staff who have treated me."
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