Hannah's Chance Foundation
We all know its hard to live like a butterfly with no wings or yourself with no smile, but when it's your time to look back on the hardest challenge you conquered with a smirk on your face, you know that anything impossible is possible for you.
- Hannah Ciobo - O'Driscoll, July 2005
Hannah was your normal school girl, sister, daughter and friend until at just 16 years old, she discovered a lump on her leg and despite its removal, it turned out to be an aggressive cancer that returned and eventually spread to her lungs. Hannah was exceptionally brave throughout her illness.
She remained calm despite facing adversity and was a stable influence on all around her despite her severe illness. She had always hoped to be a model and despite her progressive decline, never gave up on that dream. Hannah met her soul mate, Tom O’Driscoll, whilst they were both receiving treatment for their illnesses.
Their relationship had all the hallmarks of a fairytale romance but only 10 days prior to their planned wedding day, they were forced to have a moving ceremony by Hannah’s bedside. Hannah succumbed to her illness only three hours after their marriage with Tom by her side.
Hannah was the most inspirational, colourful and beautiful person
I'm ever going to meet. I'm absolutely blessed to have met her.
- Tom O'Driscoll
I now know why I was put on this earth to swim fast – it’s so I can help make sure that no other parent or child will have to go through the pain and suffering that Hannah and our family endured. Now that Hannah is flying with angels, I feel that it is my duty to continue Hannah’s legacy so that her death will not be in vain."
- Tracey Wickham, Olympic swimmer and five times world record holder
A person's true wealth is the good he does in this world
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