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Barry Hall and Lauren Brant break down as they discuss losing his sister to an aggressive cancer


AFL legend Barry Hall and his partner Lauren Brant break down on A Current Affair as they discuss losing his sister Sandra at age 41 to aggressive cancer










Retired AFL player Barry Hall and his partner Lauren Brant will discuss the death of his sister Sandra Brant on Nine’s A Current Affair on Monday night.

In a preview for the emotional episode, the Sydney Swans great, 44, and the former children’s entertainer, 32, break down in tears as they reflect on the tragedy.

‘The heartache that has brought Barry Hall to tears… The footy legend and his Hi-5 partner like you’ve never seen before,’ a voice over says.

Heartbreaking: AFL legend Barry Hall (pictured) and his partner Lauren Brant break down on A Current Affair as they discuss losing his sister Sandra at age 41 to aggressive cancer

Heartbreaking: AFL legend Barry Hall (pictured) and his partner Lauren Brant break down on A Current Affair as they discuss losing his sister Sandra at age 41 to aggressive cancer

‘Your whole world shatters,’ Lauren tells reporter Leila McKinnon before the voice-over adds: ‘And the secret helping this family heal.’ 

Sandra died from bowel cancer on March 4. She was 41.

On Monday, Lauren urged her Instagram followers to trust their gut and see a doctor if they notice any unusual physical changes.

‘The symptoms are NOT obvious… They can be a persistent ‘niggle’ that takes your life,’ she wrote.

Devastating: In a preview for the emotional episode, the Sydney Swans great and former children's entertainer break down in tears as they reflect on the tragedy

Devastating: In a preview for the emotional episode, the Sydney Swans great and former children’s entertainer break down in tears as they reflect on the tragedy

‘If you are fighting cancer, survived cancer or know someone who’s life it took, please SHARE THE SYMPTOMS below to help spread the awareness.

‘Friends – no matter how minor your symptom is, get a second opinion, get all the tests – do not feel embarrassed or “over the top!” It’s your health, your body to look after.’

She continued: ‘Our beautiful Sandy had pain in her stomach for over a year. Her GP and other specialists diagnosed and treated her for: cramps, IBS and muscle issues. It was bowel cancer all along.’

'The heartache that has brought Barry Hall to tears... The footy legend and his Hi-5 partner like you've never seen before,' a voice over says

‘The heartache that has brought Barry Hall to tears… The footy legend and his Hi-5 partner like you’ve never seen before,’ a voice over says

‘When the unknown cancer spread to her hip bone, it was misdiagnosed as GERD [gastroesophageal reflux disease] and hip issues due to her running training.’

‘Sandy was 38 with no history of cancer in her family. If she had been aware that bowel cancer affects young people, or knew of someone’s story, she may have done a test and may have been able to beat it and survive.

‘But it was detected too late for our darling Sandy, and left too long untreated. Awareness could have saved Sandy’s life.’

Tragic: Sandra died from bowel cancer on March 4. She was 41

Tragic: Sandra died from bowel cancer on March 4. She was 41



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