Cancer campaigner Leanne Bachop ticked off bucket list before death

By April 9, 2016 Recent News

Stuff 9 April 2016
Leanne Bachop did not want cancer to dictate her future. So she​ went treatment-free, cashed in her life insurance and went on a bucket list adventure.
She and her partner of eight years, Mike Sherrie,53, decided there should be no regrets once a rare form of cancer eventually killed her.
Visits to relatives and monuments in Abu Dhabi, UK, USA and Tahiiti were all ticked off before her health deteriorated further after Christmas. She spent her final months at her Christchurch home.
Bachop, the 47-year-old sister of former All Blacks Graeme and Stephen Bachop and youngest of seven siblings, died on April 1 – more than five years since she was diagnosed with neuro endocrine tumours (NETs). The illness went undetected after she was misdiagnosed.
An advocate for the Unicorn Foundation, Bachop was a beacon of inspiration for many, documenting her cancer journey online. To her, it was never about a fight or battle.