Apr 3 2023
Jo and Anthony Millard share their emotional story of losing their son to bowel cancer
In this episode, we hear the deeply personal and emotional story of Jo and Anthony Millards son Benj who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in August 2018, aged 33. He died less than eight months later. As Benj fought his battle with courage, he found his way to Dorothy House, a sanctuary where he was showered with love, kindness, and compassionate care during his final days.
As Jo and Anthony open up about the painful journey they went through, we witness the heartbreaking emotions they felt as they watched their precious son's life slip away. They share with us the memories of Benj, his radiant passion for life, and the impact he had on everyone around him. They also bravely open up about the immense difficulties they faced in dealing with their devastating loss, social impacts and how they turned to the support of their local community and bereavement groups to find some solace.
This emotional and moving conversation is a heartrending tribute to Benj's life and legacy, a loving testimony of the enduring bond between parents and child, and a poignant reminder of the devastating impact that a terminal illness can have on individuals and families. Above all, it serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of talking about death, grief, and loss, and the healing power of sharing our stories with others.