- 'It can happen to anyone'
- Bank asks for 3-year-old's details
- Students told to take off Poppy
- Doyle to purge streets of cheap grog
- Has Neil Mitchell broken the law?
- Lite, but not that easy to deliver
- CanTeen makes a difference
- 'These women have shaken us up'
- RSS Syndicate this blog (XML)
What we're talking about
- garry on Students told to take off Poppy Sack the teacher for imparting there own views on the children. How disgustingly disrespectful of our fallen fathers.I could ... more
- Tess on 'It can happen to anyone' I year it was NOT AN ACCIDENT IT WAS A DELIBERATE ONCE SHE CHOSE TO DRIVE ....... and she gets congratulated and rewarded ... more
- IBARKER on 'It can happen to anyone' Sorry to "LATE". more
- Graeme Porter on 'It can happen to anyone' Could somebody look at these wire traffic barriers that are being installed everywhere. On the South Gippsland Highway the ... more
- marypenny on 'It can happen to anyone' yea yea yea!allthese rogue booze filled drivers are having a revival and are all successful whatever.Yea we can do it! ... more
- Sean Murphy on Students told to take off Poppy Last time I looked a poppy was not a religious item nor was a bracelet. Where did this teacher get the idea that Remembrance ... more
- Rachel on 'It can happen to anyone' This is a brilliant campaign. Amanda is making such a statement in sharing this story.I frequently attend functions and then ... more
- Gloria on Students told to take off Poppy I am an RSL Poppy Seller and I find this story incredible.What is this teachers background? more
- Irish on Students told to take off Poppy Disgraceful! I hope the principal doesn't take the side of the teacher concerned but as usual the minority win don't they? more
- johnson on Students told to take off Poppy who's...Poppy's...hmmm...looks like the ten year old is not the only one in need of schooling more
- PatQuickCrazy on Students told to take off Poppy Seriously, who are we catering for here?? This is outrageous! Sack the teacher I say! more
- Kate on Students told to take off Poppy So should the teacher now ignore all of the school policies just in case a parent decides their child should be an exception ... more
- Daniel on Students told to take off Poppy So there is a kid wearing a piece of jewellery which he shouldn't be wearing and a teacher confiscates it ... Fair and ... more
- Carl Thompson on Students told to take off Poppy If one of my children was at that school the teacher would get a crowbar around the ears. I hope that there is a patriot ... more
- Dave on Students told to take off Poppy What was the teachers nationality.????It could explain a bit. more
- Eejay 68 on Students told to take off Poppy How unaustralian of this teacher. The wearing of poppies/badges should be encouraged in schools for the week of the event. more
- Vicki simpson on Students told to take off Poppy I've had kids going there for the last 17 year the school has always sold Anzac badges and have sold Poppy's as well the ... more
- Peggy on 'These women have shaken us up' Why should any murder be considered average? The victim is still dead and the impact on the family is just as great so why ... more
- Gloria on Breakfast clubs for schools And how do they determine whether the children are disadvantaged or the parents just plain lazy. more
- Susie on Breakfast clubs for schools Parents get money from Centrelink to do this yet they spend elsewhere. School breakfast program started here years ago when ... more
Golfer Jarrod Lyle speaks of fighting leukaemia for second time
At 17 years of age, pro golfer Jarrod Lyle embarked on his battle to successfully fight leukaemia.
But this year, now aged 31, it’s a battle he’s having to relive again – all with his wife and newborn daughter.
Days before expecting the birth of his daughter, Jarrod was diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time.
"I think it was just more shock than anything that because I'd been so well for 12 years and obviously it's not something you think is ever going to come back,” he told Neil Mitchell.
But his mind was well and truly focused on Lusi’s birth, with Jarrod putting off chemotherapy to be there for ‘the greatest day of his life’ when his wife, Bri, delivered their child.
Jarrod with daughter, Lusi. (Photo: Twitter)
"I just burst into tears the moment I heard her scream for the first time,” he said.
With Lusi now eight months old, Jarrod told Neil Mitchell the struggles of having to leave his baby girl when a sign of a sniffle appears in order to preserve his frail immune system.
"It happened probably a month ago where Lucy had a cold. I'd just gotten out of hospital," he told Neil Mitchell.
"I get home and Lucy's got a cold and Bri obviously picked up that cold as well, so I spent three days with my grandparents.
”Then my grandma got a cold and had to leave there and spend a couple of days at my father-in-law's place."
Jarrod said his treatment has prevented him from indulging in his other great love: golf.
"I thought only dangerous thing about golf was getting hit in head with a golf ball, but once the doctors pointed out there's all sorts of fungal spores in the dirt and every time you take a divot you're dislodging dirt," he said.
When asked if facing Leukaemia the second time around is harder because you know what’s coming, Jarrod said his past experiences had actually proved helpful.
"I've been through it before and I almost know what's in store when I walk through those doors," he said.
"I've seen a lot of improvements which obviously you never want to see, but being through it 12 years ago and going through it again in 2012, there's been a lot of advancements in medical science."
Jarrod received a double umbilical cord transplant in August after no suitable adult bone barrow donor could be found. He said his treatment is going better than expected and his blood counts are doing really well.
"The biggest thing for me when I was going through my treatment and things was just staying positive," he said.
"The minute you start to get negative about things, it's almost like you've given up and let it defeat you."
LISTEN: Jarrod Lyle speaks with Neil Mitchell: