Samuel Johnsen vows to continue the fight against cancer on behalf of his terminally ill sister, Connie.
The actor and his sister initially aimed to raise one million for their campaign the Big Heart Project, but they’ve since raised their goal to $10m after hitting their target.
Connie recently made the heartbreaking decision to end her cancer treatment.
The 40-year-old has been battling the disease on and off since the age of 11, and now, after a double mastectomy and gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, the side effects have become too much for the brave mum-of-two.
Connie was first diagnosed with bone cancer aged 11 and then went on to discover a tumour in her womb at 22 and was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago.
Speaking to the Canberra Times, the mum said: 'So that's 10 to 11 years of cancer treatment in a 40-year lifespan and I guess my organs are just saying, "No more. No more"
'Basically, it wasn't my choice. I can't have any more chemo medically. So that's a game changer,' she said.
'I asked what to expect and at some point the tumours will grow back and grow bigger and I'll go into liver failure and I'll sleep a lot. Apparently it's quite peaceful.'
Samuel and Connie – who with just one year between them have been inseparable since childhood – co-founded the charity Love Your Sister, which aims to raise money and raise breast cancer awareness.
Over 2013 - 2014 Samuel, raised over one and a half million dollars by uni-cycling across Australia - breaking the then-Guinness World Record for the most distance travelled on a one wheeler.
Donate to Love Your Sister here.