Daren Armstrong

TEAM: Yellow 1

HOME: Queensland

My goal: $0.00

I have raised: $0.00

Why I want to help cure cancer

My own personal journey with cancer involves 2 different unrelated types of this disease. For my most recent cancer (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, or ACC), 2013 and 2014 was spent undergoing multiple major head and neck surgeries and radiation treatment, and trying to optimise basic functions like eating, drinking and speaking. In early 2017 it was discovered the ACC had spread to my lung and a section had to be removed to get rid of the tumour. Another tumour was found in late 2018 which required more lung to be removed.  Nobody knows how to cure or optimally treat this rare cancer and given the continued spread my prognosis is more unclear than it ever was.

I am seeing more and more the devastating impacts this disease has on my family and friends. The sooner cancer can be no longer considered a potential death sentence the better. Your support means everything as I continue to fundraise for a cure.