ABOUT THE WHITE PEARL FOUNDATION
In August 2012, our beloved mother and grandmother Christina Peponis, was diagnosed with a brain tumour and referred to Dr Raymond Cook, neurosurgeon, at Sydney’s North Shore Private Hospital. There we soon met the other members of her medical "dream team": medical oncologist Associate Professor Helen Wheeler, radiation oncologist Associate Professor Michael Back and neuro cancer care co-ordinator Marina Kastelan.
Following world-class surgery by Dr Cook and his surgical team, we received confirmation that the tumour, a glioblastoma multiforme, was the commonest form of brain cancer and the most fatal, with an almost 100% fatality rate.
Together with the highly competent nursing staff on Level 3 North of North Shore Private Hospital, her medical team provided exceptional and seamless care during her 15-month journey, which ended peacefully on the morning of November 19th, 2013. She could not have been in better hands.
WHY “WHITE PEARL” ?
White pearls symbolise purity, beauty, new beginnings, innocence, generosity, wisdom acquired through experience, simplicity, protection, peace, the store of truth, faith and love, loyalty of it’s wearer to the cause........
.......and because Christina loved them.