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Andrew Todd forever remembered by Wallabies jersey donation

Local rugby stalwart and auctioneer, the late Andrew Todd will be forever remembered at St John of God Midland Public Hospital thanks to his donation of a Wallabies jersey for the hospital’s rehabilitation gym.

Todd family rugby donation 

8 January 2019 

Andrew decided to donate the jersey after commenting that it was needed for a blank wall in the rehabilitation gym whilst a patient at the hospital.

Sadly Andrew passed away from leukaemia shortly after being discharged from the hospital last August, however he leaves behind an enduring legacy.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital CEO Mr Michael Hogan said we are very grateful for the donation of the jersey, which now takes pride of place in the corner of the gym where Andrew spent time working with physiotherapists as part of his care.

“Andrew was well regarded by our caregivers and we are thankful his family attended a recent donation dedication.”

Andrew’s wife Michelle Todd said that Andrew was very excited to be transferred from another hospital to St John of God Midland Public Hospital, as he had heard good things from others about the care provided by the hospital.

“The donation of the jersey by Andrew was very typical of him, as he was always very kind and generous,” she said.

“He would have been very honoured by the dedication and to see his beloved Wallabies gracing the wall of the gym.

“Andrew treated his physiotherapy sessions like a rugby preseason and worked really hard to regain his strength, as he had done with other health issues in the past.

“We were very grateful for the great service provided at the hospital and the personal support provided to Andrew during his stay.

“Despite his efforts and the best health care, Andrew passed away peacefully at home just four months after his diagnosis.”

Andrew is well known in the area for running Todd’s Auctions in Forrestfield.

He was actively involved in the Kalamunda Districts Rugby Club for more than 40 years and previously played rugby at state level.

Andrew is survived by his wife Michelle, four children and two grandchildren.

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