The news of the passing of a singer and actress shocked the world. Olivia Newton-JohnAt 73 years of age. Newton-John was a breast cancer survivor for over 30 years. The star tirelessly funded research to find a cure.
‘Olivia Has Been A Symbol Of Triumphs And Hope…Sharing Her Journey With Breast Cancer’
Many around the world are remembering Newton-John’s legacy as we mourn her death. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” John Easterling was her husband.. “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.”
Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time in 1992, the week after her father’s death. She was able to recover after a partial mastectomy and nine months of chemotherapy. Newton-John was inspired to work towards a cure.
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The proceeds of album sales were donated by the singer to breast cancer research organisations like Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. Newton-John became the spokesperson for Liv-Kit which is a breast self-examination device.
Her Research Institute And Wellness Center
In 2012, Newton-John established the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Tragically, just a year later, Newton-John’s breast cancer would return. Newton-John was able to go into remission once again, but in 2017 she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Newton-John went into remission again, but was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2017.
Newton-John continued her research in cancer research through it all. The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the local hospital formed a partnership in 2015 to open the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.
“When you’re given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you’re suddenly given a possibility of a time limit,” She shared her story 60 Minutes Australia. “If somebody tells you, ‘You have six months to live,’ very possibly you will because you believe that. So for me, psychologically, it’s better not to have any idea of what they expect or what the last person that has what you have lived, so I don’t, I don’t tune in.”
Newton-John’s Support Of Plant-Based Treatments
Newton-John also looked at plant-based therapies, encouraging the medical community and others to consider cannabis and other medicinal plants. “People have this vision from the ’60s of people just sitting around and getting stoned,” She shared her story TodayIn 2017. “It’s not about that. This plant is a healing plant. I think we need to change the vision of what it is because it helped me greatly and it helps with pain and inflammation.”
Newton-John’s work on stage and screen will be her most enduring legacy, as will her tireless pursuit to find a cure. You can make a donation to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute You can follow this link.