Jill Emberson is getting married two months after finishing her latest bout of palliative chemotherapy. She was freshly in love and stimulated at work when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nine months later, she was told she’d be lucky to be alive in five years. We all know we’ll die one day, but what’s it like to live life with death in sight? And how does it feel to have a terminal illness from the very cradle of life, our ovaries?
Chapter 7 | Postscript - Remembering Jill
Jill Emberson died on December 12, 2019, four years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Hear her final recordings and tributes from her loved ones including husband Ken, and daughter Malia.
Chapter 6 | Update
Jill has won an award, started a massive new campaign and tried two different treatments for ovarian cancer, so we thought it was about time for a Bonus Episode to keep you up to date.
Chapter 5 | The Wedding
It’s early 2018, and Jill is going back into chemo, but this time it’s palliative. If the treatment is a success it will buy her a healthy window of time for her wedding and honeymoon.
Chapter 4 | The Lab Rat
Jill starts the fight to get on a drug trial that won’t cure her cancer but could buy her a few more years.
Chapter 3 | Relapse
Nine months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Jill is told her cancer is back. That makes it terminal.
Chapter 2 | Mum's Got Cancer
Jill’s daughter Malia was studying overseas when Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Malia and Jill remember that conversation, and the emergency trip home.