Roulf's Fight Against Cancer
At 52 years old, my dad, Roulf Commandeur is currently going through a difficult time.
Having just been diagnosed with late stage, aggressive pancreatic cancer, the prognosis from doctors is a life expectancy of 3 - 6 months.
This has rocked our family to the core. My dad is the strongest and fittest of us all and for him to be hit by a sneaky, slippery disgusting disease such as this is a complete shock.
Roulf has 4 children who look up to him and a wife that adores and needs him here.
Along with the support of his family dad has decided to fight. Seeking out alternative therapies we hope to find our miracle. The doctors have offered no hope for life but he is choosing LIFE.
Not being able to work, I humbly ask that you offer your support. It is the small things that make a big difference.
Quite often with musicians we see fundraisers put together to support the wife and children after the person has gone. However, he plans not to go and so to help him out I've set up this fundraiser so whilst he fights this - he will not have the burden of bills and debts building up etc.
To say dad has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we have been shown is an understatement. It is not in his nature to ask for help - so I am doing it for him.
If you can spare $10 or any dollars your generosity will make more of an impact than you think and the time dad has left will be just that little bit less stressful and comforting.
Thank you and God Bless
We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Roulf's amazing life this Thursday.
We will be holding a service at the Southport Church of Christ at 2pm with tea and coffee on site afterwards, followed by a gathering at De Vito Waterfront for those that wish to join from 4pm onwards.
Roulf was a warm and vibrant man, so don't be afraid to wear some colour in his honour.
The Commandeurs x
With sadness, we bring you the news of Roulf's passing at 4:02pm Monday April 18. He had prepared one final message to share with you all...
The Commandeurs x
I've moved on to the other side.
As you know, the last 7 months we have been fighting pancreatic cancer, and what a fight it has been.
The support we have received from our family and friends has been truly overwhelming. I don't want to single anyone out in the fear of missing people, but every bit of help, big or small has been hugely appreciated.
I'm going to miss everyone in so many ways;
My kids, who have been my tower of strength. It saddens me that I won't be here to see them grow in to the adults I know i'd be proud to see. And Elisha, who has been my strength and my rock since day 1. She is truly the best wife anyone could ever ask for.
I could go on to name every body, but that would make this post a short novel, and no ones got time for that.
I'm looking forward to flying like I did in my dreams. And moving on spiritually to meet the Lord face to face... maybe even play him a song or two.
Hi - any hope is good hope - I happened to meet an older couple at biggera waters whose wife recently survived pancreatic cancer - she is now in her 80s , the doctors said she should be dead and refer her as the walking miracle . I straight away thought of Rolf and mentioned her about him - its too long a story to tell you here but basically was thru heavy amounts of antibiotics to cure golden staff that she got while in the GC hospital . If you would like to meet them to find out more - they are open to it and - I can put the two together hope this helps ...........Brian
Thinking about you continually, and prayers have gone up for your complete healing and rambunctious victory!! We love you Roulf, and know that He Will Never Let You Down. Frank and Sharny