Cancer Type – Breast
Bio – Olivia Newton-John the ‘Grease’ star we all love credits breast cancer to cleaning up her mental health and now supports others on their cancer journey. Through her foundation “The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre” located in Australia she has made an extrordinary contribution to awareness and helping others.
Short Story – A shining example of stars who have used their own cancer struggle to do good, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center was founded to treat cancer and carry our breakthrough research and clinical trials.
Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, she was 44 years old. The actress/singer was the epitome of healthy, so her diagnosis came as a shock, “I was a classic people-pleaser. Like many women, I felt it was almost a duty to hide my own feelings to keep other people happy. I still wonder if that attitude and the stress I must have bottled up had something to do with me getting the disease.” Olivia is now on her third bout with cancer and as always is open and willing to discuss her challenges openly and in an informative way, Recently on CBS This Morning Olivia Newton-John discussed her cancer diagnosis and mindset and disappointment with the reality of third time.
After her diagnosis, she lost her father to liver cancer, and somehow held onto hope that she would be ok. Olivia underwent chemotherapy and a complete breast reconstruction. Olivia Newton-John believes when you go through something difficult, even something as dramatic as cancer, something positive will come of it, and exactly why she started a positive healing center to support people on their cancer journey.
Thank you for giving back Olivia Newton-John and for the real time example of staying the course no matter how difficult it becomes or how tired you are with the fight.
Image Credits – By Liam Mendes [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
|Born||26 September 1948 (age 68), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur|
|Spouse(s)||Matt Lattanzi (m. 1984–95)|
John Easterling (m. 2008)
|Children||Chloe Rose Lattanzi|
|Relatives||Max Born (grandfather)|
|Labels||Uni, MCA, EMI, Pye, Festival|