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Helping Liz Pickworth

Helping Liz Pickworth

In the first week of December 2018, 31-year-old mother of one, Elizabeth Pickworth was diagnosed with cancer of the Thymus gland, a rare cancer that affects less than 1 person per 1.5 million population.

Elizabeth’s cancer was advanced, a stage IV thymoma 11x12x15cm in size situated above her heart, surrounding her major arteries – the size and location making surgery very risky. Days before Christmas, Elizabeth started a chemotherapy regimen, but it was not effective in reducing the overall size of the tumour. Despite limited success with chemotherapy, the Cardiothorasic Surgeon was confident he could operate to try and remove most of the tumour as possible. Post-surgery, Elizabeth will undergo months of radiotherapy to try and target the remaining tumour and leave her cancer free.

In mid-April this year, Elizabeth will undergo a Clamshell Thoracotomy, a major surgery where doctors not only crack open the sternum, but also cut along the chest to the side and possibly up the neck. Due to the size and location of the tumour, there is a chance Elizabeth’s left side diaphragm will be paralysed for the rest of her life. Luckily she has well-functioning lungs! However, a part of the tumour is also attached the pleura of the left lung which also may mean possible removal of a portion of her lung.

Despite the news and extensive treatment required, Elizabeth continues to work to support her family and maintain a positive attitude.

Elizabeth says “half the battle is psychological, so if I win that side of things, everything else is not as hard.”

Elizabeth is not a stranger to major surgery having open heart surgery as a child to correct a large hole called a ventricular septal defect (VSD Repair).

Elizabeth is the Office Manager at Proximity, a leading advisory firm in Canberra and although only being with us for 6 months, she is a valued member of our team.

Elizabeth will require time off work, and we would like to make life a little easier for her and her family by encouraging people to donate to ensure she can get as much rest after surgery and not have to worry about finances for a while.

“Liz means the world to us and although we are supporting her as much as possible, it would be wonderful to see people in our community – far and wide – find it in their hearts to donate to such a wonderful cause” said Zoe Lynam, Proximity Chief Operating Officer.


Carmel and Peter
(5 days ago)
Dear Liz and Family, you are in our thoughts and we trust that your journey will get easier now.
$200
Colin Wakefield
(9 days ago)
Keep fighting Liz, see you when you get back to the office
$100
Marwa
(12 days ago)
Praying from the depths of me for your swift recovery. May god protect you and your beautiful family
$200
Anonymous
(13 days ago)
$5,000
Shenee
(19 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(22 days ago)
$200
Di, Bren & Claudia
(23 days ago)
Miss you all. Sending love and support. If anyone can get through this, it's you!
$100
Christopher Bilton
(25 days ago)
$300
Anonymous
(27 days ago)
$100
cc and gogo
(31 days ago)
$300
Leith Ball
(32 days ago)
Im Lizzy Norsas Nanna, sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Best wishes!
$300
Anonymous
(33 days ago)
$100
Steven Miles MP
(33 days ago)
All our best from Murrumba
$500
Anonymous
(33 days ago)
$270
Beverley Holt
(34 days ago)
Love and hope for you Liz
$500
Luana
(34 days ago)
Love you
$30
James Fenton
(34 days ago)
$30
Belinda Norrie
(34 days ago)
Liz, I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world
$30
Mark and Carolyn
(35 days ago)
Wishing you the very best xo
$50
Assed
(35 days ago)
With love and prayers
$200
Anonymous
(36 days ago)
$200
Tamar Crane
(36 days ago)
Sending love oxo
$1,000
Luke Marriott
(37 days ago)
You’re so very humble, and a perfect example of a great mother and wife. Sending my best wishes<3
$30
Anonymous
(37 days ago)
$100
Riley Meredith
(37 days ago)
You’ve got this Liz xx
$100
Anonymous
(38 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(38 days ago)
$15
Luca Asrress
(39 days ago)
Sending you love and strength Liz xx
$250
Ibrahim Elshamarka
(39 days ago)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the famiy..Wishing you a quick recovery.
$30
Anonymous
(39 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(39 days ago)
$100
Raymond Lam
(39 days ago)
$100
James Dunn
(39 days ago)
Your courage and positive spirit is an inspiration to us all Liz.
$1,000
From Hall & Wilcox partners
(39 days ago)
$1,000
Alistair Maclennan
(39 days ago)
Love from the Maclennans
$100
Roxane
(39 days ago)
$100
Kristina, Mohanned, and Jackson Shalaby
(40 days ago)
Our prayers are with you and your family. You're a strong and stubborn woman, you will best this!
$1,000
Anonymous
(40 days ago)
$100
neville and jacqui jones
(40 days ago)
$5,000
Anonymous
(40 days ago)
$200
Jennifer Ross
(41 days ago)
$100
Christine kounnas
(41 days ago)
You are amazing keep up the great work for you and your beautiful family x
$100
Rajani Rai
(41 days ago)
Sending you speedy recovery vibes.
$100
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$20
Alison Davies
(41 days ago)
Good luck with your surgery - I hope it all goes well and you have a swift recovery.
$20
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$20
Liana Westcott
(41 days ago)
$100
Mayuran Sivarasa
(41 days ago)
Dear Elizabeth, Be strong. I am sure I will hear very soon thet you've fully recovered.
$50
david l
(41 days ago)
love your spirit
$50
Hawley
(41 days ago)
$30
Jay
(41 days ago)
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you!!
$30
Tara Munro-Mobbs
(41 days ago)
Keep well and keep living each moment
$250
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$30
Amrish
(41 days ago)
Best wishes
$50
Amrish
(41 days ago)
Best wishes
$50
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(41 days ago)
$20
Mel Black
(41 days ago)
Everyday I’m amazed at your strength & courage xx
$200
Ahmed Sadek
(41 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لا يغادر سقما يا رب العالمين
$25
Dick and Yvonne
(42 days ago)
We love you and are thinking of you. Keep your wonderful spirit strong.
$2,000
Anonymous
(42 days ago)
$50
Tania Sourdin
(43 days ago)
Sending some positive thoughts
$100
A huge fan from the Proximity family
(43 days ago)
You are awesome Liz. If everyone was like you the world would be a much better place :-)
$500
canberran
(43 days ago)
$100
Everton Fox
(43 days ago)
All the best Liz xxx
$100
Fiona, Jeff & Emma
(43 days ago)
You are amazing, smash this thing out of the park!
$50
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$60
Michael Will
(44 days ago)
Best of luck with the surgery.
$500
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$30
Nicole Dickson
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$100
Lauren Brown
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$25
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$100
Paola
(44 days ago)
All our love x
$50
Sean King
(44 days ago)
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you. Your resilience is amazing.
$1,000
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$10
Salma
(44 days ago)
$50
Mark Moore
(44 days ago)
Best wishes. Stay strong
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$15
Colleen Chen
(44 days ago)
Can't wait to do a matcha session with you once this is out of the way Liz!
$250
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$100
Abdallah Omar Awad Mohamed
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
Love you sis
$50
Mike Watson
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$55
Mark & Carolyn
(44 days ago)
Sending lots of prayers your way! 🙏🏼
$50
Anonymous
(44 days ago)
$30
Kerrie-Anne Luscombe
(44 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Andy Rodger
(45 days ago)
Sending you loads of positive thoughts from New Zealand x
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$20
Madeleine
(45 days ago)
Liz, sending you our positive thoughts and best wishes. Travel gently xx
$400
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$500
Ali Alashwal
(45 days ago)
Stay strong and believe in yourself.
$30
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$30
Deezer
(45 days ago)
$30
Stephen Reeves
(45 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$30
One of your many friends!
(45 days ago)
Fuck cancer.
$100
Zoe Lynam
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$50
Yasemin Selvi
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$30
Karen Norsa
(45 days ago)
Love you Liz. Your strong! We all care about you here at the Norsa house hold.
$500
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Ahmad
(46 days ago)
I pray for you to be safe
$250
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$25
Ahmed Ibrahim
(46 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$200
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Ghassan
(46 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لايغادر سقما .. امين
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Egyptian
(46 days ago)
Shafaha Allah wa 3afaha, bro
$200
Rob MacLean
(46 days ago)
The world needs more people interested in the legal implications of drones.
$250
Yasser
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$500
Peter Cain
(46 days ago)
Best wishes and blessings Liz. Peter
$50
Ty
(46 days ago)
Goodluck Liz all the best for you and your family.
$50
Xole
(46 days ago)
See you underwater in December!
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
C.H.
(46 days ago)
I can only imagine the journey ahead! You are truly so brave!
$30
Ahmed
(46 days ago)
الله يشافيها
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Mohamed
(46 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لا يغادر سقما
$150
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Ahmad Solyman
(46 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Mo & Yusra
(46 days ago)
Keep fighting, Liz. You got this
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$1,000
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Moe Said
(46 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$20
Hayan
(46 days ago)
Get well soon
$15
Gaz
(46 days ago)
Get well soon
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Loai Shokry
(46 days ago)
Get well soon. God bless you
$50
Amir Ezzat
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
DS
(46 days ago)
Keep believing
$500
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Alysha Stanford
(46 days ago)
Stay strong Liz xx ❤️
$20
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Sarah Oakley
(46 days ago)
Sending you all my love and strength xo
$200
Veronica Sagredo
(46 days ago)
You got this!
$40
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
MG
(46 days ago)
Stay strong for yourself and for your family, they need you as much as you need them. Get well soon
$1,000
Egyptian
(46 days ago)
I wish you all the best and quick recovery.
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
ALY NEGM
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(46 days ago)
$200
I greatly admire your strength and resilience. You will beat this Liz
(46 days ago)
$250
Michelle Haines
(46 days ago)
$50
Katy Barnett
(46 days ago)
All the best Liz. We're thinking of you and your family, and hoping you get well soon.
$50
Courtney Phillips
(46 days ago)
Sending you all of the love and positivity. You’ve got this, you are so strong xxx
$200
Bronwyn Fagan
(46 days ago)
$50
Suzie, Bruno and Kaio Manfredini
(46 days ago)
You can fight this my dear, believe in yourself! Lots of love xxxxxxx
$50
Anonymous
(47 days ago)
$1,000
Judy Clayton
(47 days ago)
So, so glad to be able to help you my beautiful friend. Wishing you strength and love 💕 xx
$100
Luana
(47 days ago)
This is small but weekly and when I do better I can’t wait to do more for you
$30
Ashleigh Good (Edgecumbe)
(47 days ago)
$50
Su-Ann and Andrew
(47 days ago)
You've been such a star Liz! Let's kick this awful thing and let you have your life back! 🤗
$100
Aunty Barbara, Robyn, Peter & Family
(47 days ago)
Stay strong Elizabeth and we hope goes well for you! xx
$200
Anonymous
(47 days ago)
$30
Sue Alcorn
(47 days ago)
Get well soon.
$30
aliya alwi
(47 days ago)
$100
Rachael & John Thorpe
(47 days ago)
With love xxx
$30
Verity Peterson
(47 days ago)
Sending you so much love xoxo
$300
Anonymous
(47 days ago)
$50
John Passant
(47 days ago)
Lots of love Liz. All the best.
$100
Andre Penedo
(47 days ago)
$100
Bec Hayward
(47 days ago)
Xoxo
$25
Sharon Coward
(47 days ago)
All the best wishes for a full recovery Liz, stay strong Sxx
$100
Alisha beveridge
(47 days ago)
$50
Maryam Alaa Gameela
(47 days ago)
Wishing you nothing but love and recovery
$100
Catherine Thomas
(47 days ago)
Liz, you are strong, you are bright. you are loved. May you beat this disease!
$200
Paul Cockrem
(47 days ago)
Opps! I thought I was renewing my One Nation membership! :)
$100
Anna Woods
(47 days ago)
You are very special and an inspiration, Liz, and deserve nothing but the best outcome
$500
Anonymous
(47 days ago)
$50
Caroline & Paul -Brisbane
(47 days ago)
$100
Richard and Kate Vines
(48 days ago)
With our very best wishes. Stay strong.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: thymoma; liz; liz pickworth; mother; tymus gland,
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