The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS - – ELIN TOUGH

Work­ing at body+ soul means that we get the honour of meet­ing some re­ally brave and in­spir­ing peo­ple. Tania Mur­phy is one of those peo­ple – the mum of two is re­lent­lessly op­ti­mistic even in the face of a dev­as­tat­ing health bat­tle.

Ever since Tania re­ceived the shock di­ag­no­sis of acute myeloid leukaemia last year, at the age of 44, she and her fam­ily have been search­ing for a bone mar­row donor to help save her life.

De­spite there be­ing 28 mil­lion peo­ple on the global donor reg­is­ter, Tania’s rare An­glo- Croa­t­ian her­itage means that she’s yet to find a match. Nev­er­the­less, she re­mains as op­ti­mistic and as hope­ful as ever – “I want to be here, for my­self, for the kids, for all the ad­ven­tures life has to of­fer,” she says. “It’s been a bumpy ride but it’s mine.”

Read her in­cred­i­bly mov­ing story on page 12.

This week we also re­veal ev­ery­thing you need to know about the codeine crack­down that kicks in on Fe­bru­ary 1, 2018, in re­sponse to the in­crease in cases of codeine-re­lated ad­dic­tion in this coun­try.

Cur­rently, more than 16 mil­lion prod­ucts con­tain­ing low doses of the opi­oid are sold over-the- counter across Aus­tralia each year, but they will soon be­come pre­scrip­tion- only. Get the lowdown on page 4.

Have a great week!

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