Graham Brooke-Smith and his wife, Mery, were both diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2022. Mery died in November, but Graham, with the assistance of chemo and radiotherapy, is staying positive and looking to the future.
A week after his wife died from cancer, an Auckland man, who also has terminal cancer, stood in front of health stakeholders to ask for funding for a drug that could have seen her live longer.
Graham and Mery Brooke-Smith were both diagnosed with terminal lung cancer within five months of each other in 2022.
The Auckland couple – who are both non-smokers – were given six months to live if they didn’t receive treatment.
They have two boys, aged 12 and 10.
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