Danielle's Story

Danielle's husband died of an aggressive brain cancer in 2019. This is her story of caring for her 8-year-old twins as her husband lost his mobility and ability to communicate.

Rachel Brittliff
February 21, 2021

Imagine that your partner is dying of brain cancer and you are trying to care for him with almost no family support while also caring for your 8-year-old twins. Danielle tells her heartbreaking story to help raise awareness about the need for family friendly palliative care so that families can spend the final days of a parents life together in a caring environment.

Rachel Brittliff

Secretary for Derek's Place. Rachel is a lawyer who works for the Personal Injury Commission in NSW. She is also Derek's Sister, wife to Peter who is Derek's Place's long suffering IT help desk and mother to Lily and Ethan.