Lyn's son, Troy Manhire, is the Association's chief executive.
can't remember a time when, growing up, his
mother was not being treated for colorectal illness.
For five years in the 1990s, when Troy
was in his late-teens, Lyn moved in and out of hospital in Adelaide while her husband and children supported her as best they could.
"The emotional impact on my mother and my family was very powerful," says Troy
, along with family members and close friends, founded the Association to help and support sufferers of bowel-related illnesses, especially cancer.
Its first project was to fund a three-year PhD research program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
mother was being treated.