Mag­gie’s CAN­CER bat­tle

SUM­MER BAY HAS PLAYED HOST TO so many scan­dals, twists and dra­mas in 2018 IT’S HIGH TIME TO LOOK BACK AT THE BIG­GEST H&A STO­RIES OF THE YEAR...

Soap World - - AUSSIE PRIMETIME -

Last year ended on a hor­ri­fy­ing note for school prin­ci­pal MAG­GIE ASTONI (Kestie Mo­rassi) when she in­ex­pli­ca­bly col­lapsed to the ground, clutch­ing her ab­domen, af­ter a party at Salt restau­rant. It ef­fec­tively kicked off an emo­tion­ally gut-wrench­ing 2018 for the brave lady as she was di­ag­nosed with an ab­dom­i­nal mass that was can­cer­ous and re­quired chemo­ther­apy. Strug­gling to main­tain a nor­mal life while hav­ing the treat­ment, it all took a ter­ri­ble toll and Mag­gie re­luc­tantly gave up teach­ing to fo­cus on her bat­tle. She en­dured set­backs, such as in­fec­tions, that in­ter­rupted her progress and then there was the de­mor­al­is­ing loss of her lush locks. Af­ter her con­di­tion de­te­ri­o­rated while en­dur­ing the chemo, Mag­gie re­luc­tantly grasped onto the prom­ise of a stem cell pro­ce­dure that could save her... only for that to ini­tially fail. Be­liev­ing she was go­ing to die, Mag­gie pre­pared to say good­bye to her loved ones and col­lapsed at BRODY (Jack­son Hey­wood) and ZIGGY’S (So­phie Dill­man) wed­ding! Luck­ily, she re­ceived a last-minute stem cell trans­plant and slowly be­gan the road to re­cov­ery, even­tu­ally pass­ing the 100-day mark that meant she could fi­nally get on with her sec­ond chance at life.

MAG­GIE

Ben (Ro­han Ni­chol) and Mag­gie (Kestie Mo­rassi)

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