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My world fell apart

BY MARIA JURKOVIC - Survivor

Thank you Pink Sisters

At the age of 31 with 2 young children my world fell apart when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016, I stopped working immediately to have surgery and treatment.  I don't think anyone realises the financial strain cancer puts on a young family. Following my treatment I was sent for a MRI which I was not able to get any rebate from Medicare and was out of pocket $725 and a week later I had a aclasta infusion which I am not covered under the PBS because of my age.

I am so grateful for young pink sisters to help me with $600 to go towards my MRI which helped to relive some of the financial stress on our life.
It's nice to know that I am not alone in this journey.

Thank you

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