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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Elisha Neave dies age 36. '60 Minutes' VIDEO

Elisha Neave  - who helped draw attention to hereditary cancer by speaking about her decision to delay preventative surgery - has died aged 36.


Elisha and her two older sisters tested positive to the so-called cancer gene BRCA in 2007, which increases the likelihood of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Her sisters, Christine Keepence and Veronica Neave, had hysterectomies and their breasts removed.
At 30, Elisha made the decision to delay preventative surgery because she wanted to have more children and thought she had more time.
But at 34, she became seriously ill with aggressive ovarian cancer.
The Gold Coast, QLD woman died surrounded by her family and friends on Wednesday morning.
Her family wrote in a post on the Elisha Neave Health Fund Facebook page:
"After the bravest of fights our little girl slipped away peacefully... with Dads tunes on the radio amidst the laughter and tears that comes with a typical Neave gathering.
"Thank you all for carrying her and us through this long yet inspirational journey.
"As you can imagine we are feeling very fragile broken and so pleased and comforted that she is free from pain and now we have two angels guiding and watching over us.

The family posted this photo with this caption on the Elisha Neave Facebook page:



Surrounded by the love of her closest friends and family and after the bravest of fights our little girl slipped away peacefully at 12.30 last night with Dads tunes on the radio amidst the laughter and tears that comes with a typical Neave gathering. Thank you all for carrying her and us through this long yet inspirational journey. As you can imagine we are feeling very fragile broken and so pleased and comforted that she is free from pain and now we have two angels guiding and watching over us. This is just a quick message (As she asked us to keep you informed) about her passing and we anticipate the funeral to be held on Monday but we will let you all know later. Jack, Brendan, Joe, Mum and all of us have each other right now and doing OK. We feel your love and light as she did.

Here is the '60 Minutes' story on the sisters:



RIP, Elisha. So sad.


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