Kristian Anderson made this very touching birthday video for his wife Rachel on her birthday after fighting terminal cancer. Hugh Jackman made an appearance to show his support.
In his last interview Mr Anderson told the Daily Telegraph of his love for his wife and their sons Cody, 5, and Jakob, 3.
“I’m not afraid of dying but I am afraid of leaving them behind,” he said.
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In his last entry on his blog How The Light Gets In, posted by his wife after his death, Mr Anderson reflected on his battle with cancer.
“The truth being we’re all broken, we’re all cracked and what so many people see as a fault or a malfunction really is something to be considered useful,” he wrote.
“I’m not sure how much longer I have left, but it appears that the physical and medical signs are all pointing to my end.
“Thank you for journeying with me this far. I pray you find the same peace I have.”
Bowel Cancer Australia spokesman associate professor Graham Newstead says Mr Anderson’s battle with bowel cancer has touched tens of thousands of people.
“Like many people who in some way shared this young man’s journey, those involved with Bowel Cancer Australia are saddened by the death of Kristian Anderson,” he said in a statement.
“We are however also very grateful to him for his brave and valuable work in raising awareness about bowel cancer.”