RIP - Bronwyn McGurgan 11-2-2018
She has overcome two kidney transplants, bladder cancer, the unexpected loss of her mother, the tragic loss of her younger brother and now faces another massive challenge ...learning how to walk again after the loss of her lower leg to the effects of Lupus.
Bronnie is currently recovering from the loss of her leg and undergoing extensive rehabilitation.
If you would like to help support Bronnie and her husband Ben through this extremely difficult and challenging time, you can leave a message of support on this support page.
You may also like to make a donation to ease the burden of Bronwyn's enormous and ongoing medical costs, rehabilitation, medications and the expensive disability equipment that is now necessary to help her to achieve a better quality of life. Donations made through this site are safe, secure, and if you wish, can be totally anonymous.
We are determined to help Bronnie to get out of the hospital, to enjoy some quality of life and to see her walk again!
Your act of kindness and support will have such a positive effect on her mental attitude and will encourage her to not lose hope through this enormous challenge.
We as her family are truly grateful for all your love, kindness, care and messages of support for Bronnie and Ben. To have people in her life that genuinely care means so much to them and to us.
Ben has been taking great care of Bronnie through this challenging time, but he needs our help as he stands by her side through this challenging time.
We love you Bronnie. We tip our hat to both you and Ben as you battle your way through this challenging time.
More information on Lupus can be found on their website: http://www.lupus-sle.org/
BRON lost her battle with life on 11-2-2018.
Thank you to everyone who donated financially and spiritually to keep Brons hopes alive. Now in a better place with mum Ruth and her brother Jason.
You are invited to join the McGurgan and Trewin families to share a bite to eat, a cold beverage and tell a story or two to help celebrate Bronnies journey in life. This will be held at the Currumbin RSL Club (Cove Room) 165 Duringan St Currumbin at 2.30PM on Monday19th February.
DONATIONS in lieu of flowers can be made to help create awareness and HELP FIND A CURE FOR LUPUS - https://www.gofundme.com/bronnie?utm_medium=wdgt
Directions farewell ( nibble and drinks )
Gavin and Donna ( loving brother and sister ) for and on behalf of loving husband Ben .
Thank you to everyone who has donated financially and spiritually over the past years to help keep Brons hopes alive. She lost her fight to live yesterday 11-2-2018. Now in a better place with mum Ruth and her brother Jason.
Funeral arrangements to be advised.
**No Flowers** Donations to this site will go to LUPAS AUSTRALIA to help find a cure for this terrible disease that has taken Brons Life.
my sincere apologies for not providing a more regular update on Bronwyn's health and wellbeing for the later part of 2016. Many of you I spoke to by phone or met at Bronwyn's hospital bedside, thank you for your support. Last year was another challenging and at times a very scary year for Bron. She fought tenaciously through life threatening operations including 2 serious heart operations. Then sadly she underwent an operation to remove her left leg. She was determined to recover and walk again and after a long period of time in the Gold Coast Private hospital, she did just that returned home and walked in to attend her surprise 40th birthday party. Thank you to all family and close friends who made this day a joyous occasion. Bron has remained out of the hospital in recent weeks and was able to enjoy Christmas in the comfort of family and friends at home this year, this helps her mindset enormously. She remains on long-term dialysis support and visits John Flynn Private Hospital for 4 hours every 2nd day of the week for her dialysis and medical treatment. The doctors, nurses and support staff are truly magnificent, we can not thank them enough. Bron continues to fight hard for a better quality life, unfortunately, she faces numerous health complications due to the side effects from medication and operations required to try and tame that ugly aggressive Lupus that has tortured her and robbed her from a better quality lifestyle. One of her biggest disappointments in recent months is having to give up her work, she is not strong or healthy enough to get to and from work and misses the interaction with her clients. Bron is very thankful to everyone who has supported her, she remains positive about 2017 but is realistic about the challenges she faces going forward. Thank you, everyone, for your messages and friendship to Bronwyn via the go fund page. To everyone who has supported Bronwyn emotionally spiritually and financially we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Bronwyn and the McGurgan and Trewin Families wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017, I'll keep you posted - Cheers Gavin Trewin for Brownwyn.
My dearest niece who is like one of my children.Infact Melanie,David,Matt and Jessie all say that Bronnie is more like a sister to them than a cousin. Bron is one of the strongest women we have known her fighting spirit and courage is beyond anyones exspectation. Love you to the moon and back Bron and keep up the fighting spirit. Love to you and Bennie
Awww Bron so sorry to hear!!! I hope the recovery goes as well & speedily for you as possible!!! I have only had the privilege to meet you a few times at family gatherings with Jess - All I know from those few short meetings was that there is alot of life and love in you and all that love is sent back to you by your gorgeous family!!! Take care and try even on the tougher/painful days to find something to smile your infectious bright smile about (easier said than done I know, but, it will help). Keep up the amazing effort xxxooo
Bettyanne Bronie is one of my tennis mates.She wishes you all the best and loves your fighting spirit.
Hi Bronwyn, you may not remember us but my partner, Ross was in Dialydis with you at Allamanda 10 years ago after the loss of one of your kidney transplants. We often speak of you and whilst we are sorry for your battles, are very happy to make contact and wish you all the best ... You were a shining light for us then as I'm sure you continue to be to all those around you!! Stay strong Bron .. You have touched many more than you realise! Love to you and yours Ross George and Trish Walls (now nearly 10 years post transplant and doing well) xxxx
Sending lots and lots of positive thoughts Bron. All my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I treat lots of people that have lost a leg and they are such strong, wonderful people. U will pull through this and be even stronger than u already are. U are truly an inspiration. Lots of love and hugs xxxxxx
So amazed by all my love & support THANKYOU xx