Alicia had been quietly and graciously fighting cervical cancer after being diagnosed in May 2013. Many of her friends and acquaintances were unaware of her diagnosis and her daily battle. She was diagnosed with a rare and extremely aggressive form of cancer, known as clear cell adenocarcinoma. She went through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation on a daily basis, invasive internal radiation, as well as strict changes to her diet and lifestyle to try and defeat this disease.
Just before Christmas 2013, we were informed that this ferocious form of cancer had spread through her lymphatic system and developed in both of her lungs. Alicia’s doctors gave their prognosis of a short and bleak future. However, with the same attitude that Alicia had applied to her whole fight with this disease, she was determined to continue and found hope in a leading oncology clinic in Germany. The clinic offered advanced technology and treatments not available in Australia, applying a holistic individualised approach that gave Alicia the best chance of surviving.
It breaks our hearts to let you know that our brave and courageous fighter Alicia Johnson passed peacefully away in the early morning of 12th June.
Alicia was so touched and moved by all the love and support she received over her short but inspirational journey with this ferocious disease. We thank you for helping her and us through this past year.
If you haven’t already, tell your daughters and sisters that you love them. For all the women out there, Alicia wished to spread the message to make sure you are up to date with all your women’s health checks, listen to your body and act if you suspect anything is not right.
It doesn’t seem bearable that we won’t see our radiant blue eyed girl with the world at her feet again. But we know she will be with us always in our hearts.