After an eleven year fight against cancers, Jane McGrath has finally died aged 42. She died surrounded by her husband cricketer Glen McGrath and her two young children. Jane first developed breast cancer back in 1997 two years after meeting Glenn, but after chemotherapy beat it off. She had two children and then in 2004 developed cancer on the hip. That she also beat off, but last year she developed on inoperable cancer of the brain. Earlier this year she had some undisclosed surgery but finally succumbed to ‘complications’.
That she was a clever and beautiful woman would have been enough of a legacy but she and Glenn founded the McGrath Foundation which has so far raised over $12,000,000 towards breast cancer research.
Anyone wishing to donate to the fund and help prevent other families being torn apart this way can visit the donations page.