Audio from a presentation in June 2021.
Shannon McKnight was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukaemia when she was only 17.
She spent almost all of the next two years in hospitals, having intensive treatments. When the treatments no longer worked, Shannon was asked where she wanted to be when she died.
Shannon and father Jeremy always loved watching lightning storms from their beautiful regional Victorian home.
This is where she wanted to be.
Connecting Shannon and her family with help and services was vital to help make her wish of staying home to die a reality.
All the local health services, doctors and communities stepped in to bridge the gaps in care so Shannon could be at home for her final days.
"I’m glad I decided to stay home
I’m comfortable and I love you”
25 Nov 1996 ~ 3 Mar 2016