Team Adem would like to thank everyone who attended our 2nd Chalk the Walk event on Sunday.
After months of rehearsals & hours of dedicated preparation the cast from The Perfect Pitch nailed it with 3 hilarious sell out performances.
Team Adem recently kicked off its “Coffee for Carers” initiative at the Adem Crosby Centre. Coffee vouchers purchased by Team Adem will be given to carers of patients attending the Centre. Carers often sit for many hours with their loved ones while he/she is receiving cancer treatment. Team Adem would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution carers do by offering them a free quality coffee, tea or other hot beverage which they can redeem in one of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital cafes. Pictured is Alana, Jacinta & Leanne, three of the dedicated Oncology nurses who work in the Adem Crosby Centre.
Patients, Carers and Visitors walking into the Adem Crosby Centre will be able to read about Adem and Team Adem on this new Pull Up Information Banner which now has a permanent home in the front entrance of the Centre. Pictured with Brent and Lu are some of the dedicated employees who work in the Centre.
Team Adem’s blood donation community recently passed a major milestone. Together we have now made a lifesaving difference to over 50,000 lives since 2013. We would sincerely like to acknowledge and thank all our dedicated blood donors & team members for your support, effort and dedication. Every day we are making a profound difference to the many Australians who require blood products. Thank you!
Team Adem’s blood donation day on Saturday 6th May was another great success with 20 donors rolling up their sleeves in support of those who require lifesaving blood products. Pictured with Lu are blood donors Gail, Ellen and Cilla. A huge thank you to everyone who attended on the day, together we made a lifesaving difference to over 50 lives!
A special thanks must also go to all the wonderful Maroochydore Donor Centre Staff, volunteer Mary and Maroochydore Meals on Wheels who donated delicious cupcakes. Thanks everyone for Helping us help others. a few of the many donors that supported the day.
Team Adem was proud to be able to donate this quality pool table & accessories to the Leukaemia Foundation’s Clem Jones accommodation village in Brisbane last week. This is where our family lived with Adem for 18 months. Like many other patients & families living there we utilised the games room very frequently. Unfortunately the old pool table became irreparable due to so much use. As you could imagine the new table has been a big hit!
How often does a mother become one of the first patients to be seen at the New Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre named in her son’s honour?
Well, that was the unique situation Lu experienced today when she became the first patient to be seen at the Adem Crosby Centre. Today, the Adem Crosby Centre commenced outpatient appointments and Lu visited her oncologist for her 6 monthly check up and her annual bone strengthening infusion. As expected Lu was given the tick of approval.
Below are Lu’s comments that were given to the media about this very rare and unique situation.
“Just like all the other outpatients visiting the Adem Crosby Centre for the first time this week, I am sure we will all walk through the doors feeling a little apprehensive, uncertain and perhaps a tad bit curious.
However, for me, to be one of the first patients to sit in the waiting room of the Adem Crosby Centre as well as being the mother of the amazing teenager who this fully comprehensive State of the Art Cancer Care Centre was named in honour of…well frankly leaves me lost for words. Perhaps the only word that is appropriate for my unique situation is ‘bittersweet’.
Adem had a way of inspiring so many people going through adversity like him to accept their journey with strength and dignity. If he ever saw me walk by him with slumped and heavy shoulders, he would tell me…”Mum, shoulders back, chin up, breathe…it is what it is.”
As I walk through the doors of the Adem Crosby Centre this week, I am sure my angel child will be whispering in my ear those very words.”
Recently Lu & Ellen, on behalf of Team Adem donated another 50 digital thermometers to the Cancer Care Unit at Nambour General Hospital. The thermometers are given to patients undergoing cancer treatment who don’t have a thermometer at home. Chemotherapy can have a major impact on a patient’s immune system and a temperature rise can indicate a sign of infection, which can be life threatening within hours. Receiving the thermometers are Oncology nurses Leanne & Dianne .