Ian's gift of time

My world was turned on its head when I suffered a major seizure and collapsed face first on the floor. Ian, onj patient
170330 ONJCRI 0050 Ian Gelling

Ian's life was challenging, diverse and interesting. In January 2015 Ian's world was turned upside down when he suffered a major seizure.  Scans showed what looked like a small apple in his brain. 

"Following an awake craniotomy, I was introduced to the world of gliomas (brain cancers).  Luckily mine is low grade - incurable but with the wonders of modern medicine, I have at least been blessed with the gift of time."  But Ian hadn't expected months of combined chemotherapy and radiation, or the lack of emotional control that he experienced.

"My wife Jane and I benefitted from a much-needed network of support at the ONJ Centre through world-class physicians, caring staff and researchers and an array of wellness programs, particularly the Brain Cancer Support Group and the Carers Support Group." 

"My recovery has come so much further than I would have believed possible, thanks to this amazing place and the superheroes that reside in it."

Ian continues to be a regular visitor to wellness programs at the ONJ Centre .

Ian Gelling Paris cropped

You can be a hero

By making a donation today, you are helping people like Ian face their cancer with hope.

Donate today
Ian Gelling and Anna ONJ cropped

You gift will make such a difference to people like Suzi

Your donation will support innovative treatments, ground-breaking research and unique wellness therapy programs. Ian (pictured here with his daughter Anna) is so grateful for the support groups at the ONJ Centre. "These caring and compassionate people know better than anyone what you're going through. From the bone-crushing fatigue to the nausea, they get it." Your gift will help us continue to provide exceptional patient care throughout the ONJ Centre. Every little bit makes a difference. You can be a hero for people with cancer.

Please help today
ian chelsea ONJ 170330 ONJCRI 0050 Ian Gelling Ian Gelling Paris

Suzi's story

A story of how hope and determination helped Suzi face her cancer diagnosis.


The story on brain cancer

have you been diagnosed with brain cancer? Visit our comprehensive brain cancer information page.


Kate's story

How cancer changed everything for Kate, a busy working wife and mother.