A young man from the Gold Coast is set to be given a degree in finance after being diagnosed with the terminal illness of terminal cancer.
In a video posted on Facebook, James Gogarty said he was “frightening” and that his doctor told him he could be “dead” before he died in March last year.
“I was so excited to be a doctor.
I was so nervous.
I’m so nervous right now.
I don’t want to leave the house, I don.
I just want to stay here,” he said in the video.”
He said I was going to be dead in two weeks.
I couldn’t believe it.
I thought I was dying.
I wasn’t thinking of dying.”
So I got on the plane, and I was just like, ‘I’m so scared right now, I can’t move.
I can barely speak, I just can’t talk.’
“The post has since been shared more than 7,000 times.
Mr Gogerson, now 20, has a doctorate in Finance and a Bachelor of Law degree in Health.”
This is what I wanted to do, I was never going to go to law school,” he told news.com.au.”
It’s something that I’ve always wanted to pursue, and it was really important to me to do something that could help others in my situation.
“Mr Gagarty said his experience of being diagnosed made him feel “really vulnerable” and “a bit of a burden” to his family.”
That was a scary moment.
I had to go through the pain of seeing the news, but I also had to face it and deal with it.
“You’re afraid to leave, you’re afraid of dying, you just want your family to be there for you.
You can’t go out and do your own thing, so you feel like you have to give up,” he explained.
Mr Coughlan said he had no regrets about his decision to accept the degree.
“To me, I would say this is just a stepping stone, that I didn’t need to go into law school to be able to do this,” he added.
“If I could have done it before, I probably would have.
But I did want to do it for myself, to be proud of what I’ve accomplished, and to get my degree and help others.”
A lot of people don’t realize how many people are dying right now and how close we are to losing our future.
“Mr Cuffley, who is also a doctor, said he felt fortunate that his mother had given him “a great deal of support”.”
I don’t think there is anything you can do for the other people who are going through this, but you can help them and be there,” he continued.”
There are a lot of good people that are doing it and we just need to do the right thing.
“I know it’s a scary thing, but we’re not going to lose anyone.”
Mr Trewavas said the university was taking the matter seriously.
“We’ve been inundated with support from students, parents and alumni and we are committed to making sure we get this right,” he wrote on Facebook.
“The University is working with the Queensland Cancer Council and the Queensland Government to ensure that this incident is resolved as quickly as possible.”
University of Queensland academic Dr Alan Trewavy, who attended the ceremony, said it was “really important to recognise the role of community and the community of support that is needed for this young man”.
“There’s a lot more we can do to be supportive and supportive of people who have terminal cancer, particularly those with a PhD, and that’s what we will do in this situation,” he warned.