The day a person gets diagnosed with a particular disease, all the negativities start to creep in. You’d think that everything is over and achieving life goals would be impossible. The hope you’ve been holding onto for years suddenly vanishes — making it harder to find the will to live. It’s only normal to feel and think those things, especially in the earlier stages of the disease. The patient will go through phases of emotions until there’s acceptance. Hope will be renewed, and there will be a determination to not let the disease take over their lives.
Some people will continue to reach their goals while receiving treatments. For this reason, supportive family and friends are vital for the person’s journey. They need to feel that they are not alone and that making memories with loved ones is one of their priorities in life. Spending time together in various ways can be a remarkable moment. For a couple from Australia, they created one core memory by joining the Amazing Race.
Last October, the adventure reality game show, franchised in Australia, aired its finale with a touching and heartwarming win. Toni and Heath are a married couple, and the show called their team Memory Makers. The team’s name suits them since they wanted to make lots of memories due to the health threat Toni is facing. Apparently, she was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago and has now reached the fourth stage. It was a significant win, which made the show’s finale even more memorable.
The whole team of Amazing Race Australia was all celebrating with the pair. “If anyone deserves it, it’s you guys. You’ve been the best team this season by a long way,” Beau Ryan, the show host, said. He even interviewed the couple and started with the question, “Tell me a bit about each other. What does he mean to you?” he asked Toni. The couple couldn’t help but be emotional as they exchanged appreciation for one another. It was a big win for them, especially for Toni. Despite her health condition, she could grab a win, and Heath made things easier.
“He’s my rock. I’m so sorry that I’ve given you so much grief,” Toni lovingly answered Beau’s question. Heath replied, “Oh, mate, she is my world. I hate that cancer will tear us apart, but we wanted to make memories, and we’ve done that.” Heath was extremely happy and proud that someone like Toni, who was going through a tough time, had her winning moment. Aside from creating core memories and winning a famous adventure game show, the couple also received a $25,000 cash prize and two brand-new cars.
Winning the Amazing Race is totally an achievement to be proud of, especially because it can be physically challenging for people with terminal diseases. That’s why it’s more momentous that Toni, a breast cancer fighter, bagged such prizes with her husband. That is one thing cancer won’t ever take away from her and a memory that will forever be part of television history. Watch the inspiring couple in the video below. Fight breast cancer with good memories, and let Toni be an inspiration when you feel like it’s too late to try.Whizzco