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Getaway host Catriona Rowntree: Sister is diagnosed with ‘incurable’ stage four cancer

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Family tragedy for Getaway host Catriona Rowntree as her sister is diagnosed with ‘incurable’ stage four cancer: ‘Say a prayer for her tonight’

Long-serving Getaway host Catriona Rowntree has revealed her older sister Lucinda Wunderlich has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Catriona, 51, celebrated Lucinda’s birthday on Sunday and marked the occasion by sharing a bittersweet Facebook post about her sister’s health struggles.

The TV presenter revealed Lucinda’s cancer was ‘apparently incurable’ and that a GoFundMe campaign had been launched to help pay for her living expenses.

Lucinda, a mother of four, was forced to quit her job as a schoolteacher in Sydney’s Upper North Shore after receiving the devastating diagnosis.

Catriona began her post with a tribute to ‘blonde beauty’ Lucinda, whom she described as a ‘true gem’ whose ‘smile and laugh warms everyone’s heart’.

Long-serving Getaway host Catriona Rowntree (left) has revealed her older sister Lucinda Wunderlich (right) has been diagnosed with stage four cancer

Long-serving Getaway host Catriona Rowntree (left) has revealed her older sister Lucinda Wunderlich (right) has been diagnosed with stage four cancer

The Channel Nine star also and fondly recalled how Lucinda ‘never caused her parents an ounce of worry’ as a child, nor suffered any ‘boyfriend dramas’ as she married her childhood sweetheart Johnno.

Catriona said of Lucinda’s diagnosis: ‘I’m trying so hard to choose my words carefully here, other than to say a lot of tears have been shed – but Lucinda is fighting and positive. We all are.’

‘She has started chemo (sheer hell) and immunotherapy (our bright light) at Royal North Shore Hospital. Lucinda is now unable to work as she commits to the fight of her life. Her girlfriends have created a GoFundMe page to ease the household stress and I’ve asked her permission to share this with you,’ she added. 

Catriona celebrated Lucinda's birthday on Sunday and marked the occasion by sharing a bittersweet Facebook post about her sister's personal health struggles. In her lengthy post, the glamorous TV presenter revealed her big sister's cancer was 'apparently incurable' and that a GoFundMe campaign had been launched to help pay for her living expenses

Catriona celebrated Lucinda’s birthday on Sunday and marked the occasion by sharing a bittersweet Facebook post about her sister’s personal health struggles. In her lengthy post, the glamorous TV presenter revealed her big sister’s cancer was ‘apparently incurable’ and that a GoFundMe campaign had been launched to help pay for her living expenses 

Lucinda, a mother-of-four, was forced to quit her job as a schoolteacher in Sydney's Upper North Shore after receiving the devastating cancer diagnosis. (Pictured is Catriona, second right, and Lucinda, front centre, with family members including her mother Heather, front left)

Lucinda, a mother-of-four, was forced to quit her job as a schoolteacher in Sydney’s Upper North Shore after receiving the devastating cancer diagnosis. (Pictured is Catriona, second right, and Lucinda, front centre, with family members including her mother Heather, front left) 

Catriona also revealed Lucinda is the ‘first to be placed on a new medical trial’.  

She concluded her post with a powerful message: ‘Trust me when I say to live your life to the absolute max.’

‘None of us know what each moment holds for us and please say a little prayer for Lucinda tonight. Thank you,’ she added. 

Catriona is the youngest of four siblings, brother Andrew and sisters Lucinda and Marisa.

She concluded her post with a powerful message: 'Trust me when I say to live your life to the absolute max, none of us know what each moment holds for us and please say a little prayer for Lucinda tonight. Thank you'

She concluded her post with a powerful message: ‘Trust me when I say to live your life to the absolute max, none of us know what each moment holds for us and please say a little prayer for Lucinda tonight. Thank you’

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