Foundation staff have been thrilled to receive a $1000 donation from a couple who are both enduring health difficulties.
John Nixon came into the Foundation office recently with his donation, saying he and his wife Helen were extremely grateful for the help and support they had received over the years.
Helen has been receiving treatment at Cairns Hospital's Cancer Care Ward for leukaemia and John has been receiving treatment for breast cancer.
"We just thought 'why not sure a bit of appreciation," Mrs Nixon, 75, said from her hospital bed this week.
Mrs Nixon has previously been treated for pneumonia, bacteria septicaemia and a stroke while Mr Nixon also has previously suffered a stroke.
The couple have lived in Cairns for 10 years, having moved here from Tully Heads.
"We just wanted to show our gratitude for everything we've received over the years, we've seen what the volunteers do and we just felt we'd like to give a little bit back," Mr Nixon said.
Ironically he said he was watching a television documentary about male breast cancer when he ran a hand over his own chest and felt a lump. Medical investigations confirmed the diagnosis for which he has been receiving treatment.
Foundation CEO Tony Franz said all donations were heart-warming, but this one particularly so via a couple who were both currently receiving treatment.
"We'd just like to say thank you to these generous patients, whose donation will help other patients," Mr Franz said.
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