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Heart victim stuck

By PHILIP CHANDLER A popular former Queenstown bar manager’s surviving ‘‘hand to mouth’’ in Australia while he waits for a heart transplant. Dean Cavanagh, who’s relying on a mechanical heart in the interim, say he’s down to his last $400 as he...

Hope held till the end

By PHILIP CHANDLER A remarkable Queenstowner has died in his native Czech Republic, aged only 34, just four months after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Jacob Macak told he'd developed deep vein thrombosis after flying back from Europe given six...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Being stuck in tropical Mexico might sound exotic, but a 34-year-old Queenstowner battling terminal cancer hasn't had a choice. After being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Jacob Macak and his wife, Lilia Rossana, flew to Mexico in March...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner diagnosed with terminal cancer has urgently flown to Mexico for treatment to try to beat the odds - and the risk of extra coronavirus-related border closures. Jacob Macak, a 33-year-old engineer, was originally told he had...
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