It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our friend and colleague, Georgina Morgan has died. We have been honoured to have Georgina as a Trustee here at Pseudomyxoma Survivor for over two years.
As both a medical professional and a pseudomyxoma peritonei patient herself, she was in a unique position in that she was able to interpret medical data and jargon and in turn offer support and advice to many hundreds of people. She strongly believed that individuals need to inform themselves and advocate for their own treatment. Georgina was professional, knowledgeable, practical and stoic, never shying away from those difficult conversations regarding illness and death.
The community in which she lived and worked, Rothbury in Northumberland, are the embodiment of true community. The residents of this small town, many of whom are her former patients, supported her and her family throughout her illness and subsequent treatment, raising funds for both Pseudomyxoma Survivor and overnight raising enough money to fund a trial for Georgina’s own treatment. Georgina was especially proud to know that the funds raised for Pseudomyxoma Survivor were going towards research for genome testing at Basingstoke and caregiver accommodation at the Christie hospital.
Her husband Paul has been by her side throughout her illness and in one of the last conversations I had with her she reiterated how she was extremely proud of her two children, Ben and Lucy. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with them all.
In Georgina’s own words to me “life is short and precious”. Indeed it is and sometimes we are privileged enough to walk alongside a truly inspirational, beautiful person, like Georgina. Thank you Georgina from everyone here at Pseudomyxoma Survivor, we will miss you.
Chair, Pseudomyxoma Survivor