Thank You For Visiting Jodies Journey
On July 8th/2014 - Jodie was diagnosed with a secondary cancer called Myelodysplasia (MDS) -RCMD -
Jodie advocates for the following:
Jodie is a specialist in the following topics with considerable life experience:
Jodie was a nominee for 'Australian of the Year, 2013'.
Jodie was also a nominee for 'Citizen Of The Year' Moreton Bay Regional Council.
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AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT BEING A 'VICTOR' & NOT A 'VICTIM'
Take a walk in my shoes:
click on the shoes below to read some of my story ->
SHE IS A 2 TIME LYMPHOMA SURVIVOR
& MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SURVIVOR.
JODIE HAS ALMOST LOST THE FUNCTION OF HER RIGHT LEG 3 TIMES, DUE TO TUMOURS & SCAR TISSUE
AND HAS ENDURED 63 SEPARATE CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIOTHERAPY & RELATED TREATMENTS, TO STAY
WELL. JODIE IS A WOMAN WITH A DISABILITY, AS A RESULT OF A DELAYED DIAGNOSIS. BUT, SHE HAS A
PASSION AND 'FIRE' TO SEE MORE PEOPLE WITH ILLNESS AND DISABILITY & THOSE VUNERABLE IN
SOCIETY, GIVEN CHANCES TO FLOURISH & GROW. JODIE BELIEVES THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE AND
ALL EVENTS ARE UNDER THE FOOT OF HER CREATOR. JODIE WRITES FROM A POSITIVE AND FAITH
PERSPECTIVE AND BELIEVES THAT MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY.
Imagine yourself in this scenario: one day you wake with a mystery shoulder pain, no-one seems to listen and 11 months on - your complaints are worse now spreading all through your right side, you feel as if you have been slipping away everyday, getting closer and closer to a complete physical breakdown.
What do you do when your body is failing, doctors won't listen & you've asked for assistance many times, but no help? You don't know who else to talk to and people around you are starting to ask if maybe your making it all up. Other therapies are not helping and as time goes on your right leg starts to shows sciatic symptoms, your right lower back & sacrum in constant pain - but, without a diagnosis, life must go on - especially with 2 children (one disabled), a full-time job and a home to look after. After almost 1 year of searching and asking many doctors, in desperation - you go to the ER, completely & utterly exhausted - no longer able to get any pain relief or sleep.
This is what happened to me. What was found in my back shocked us all and changed my life. For years - I was internally crashing, 11 months of active searching for an answer, until an ER department saved my life. I am a walking miracle.
My hope is that you find this site, a place to stay & browse, be educated & inspired by my journey through difficult circumstances & life challenges. Discover for yourself our capacity as humans to overcome these things. This is a place of optimism & hope. A place where I can share with you, principles taught to me about persevering & my discovery of a firm foundation that changed my world forever.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
INSPIRE & DREAM
(Psalms 30:2 NKJV) O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.
(Psalms 147:3 NKJV) He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
CLICK TO READ A PORTION OF HER STORY & SEE HER ORIGINAL SCANS
READ HER SHORTENED STORY IN THE BOOK 'INSPIRING STORIES OF HOPE'
AND/OR INVITE JODIE TO SPEAK
Jodie speaks from a positive perspective
Jodie is an individual member of the 'Consumers Health Forum of Australia'
A consumer consultant for the ACEM (Australiasian College of Emergency Medicine)
National Ambassador of the:
Jodies Journey is being read by
and is now published
in Australia, New Zealand, United States of America & The United Kingdom.
The shortened version of her story is in a collection of incredible accounts from
11 inspiring Australian women called 'Inspiring Stories of Hope' You may
purchase a signed copy - from this website.
Jodie has appeared on, been published in or spoke to
audiences via the following media outlets & groups:
These include USA & Australian Television, Radio
and/or Online & Print Media - Go to this page to download: