AKA Marty HOGAN
Late of Upper Coomera, Qld
“all I really want is the chance to be a real cop again….”
Queensland Police Academy – Class # ? ? ?
Queensland Police Force
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Service: From ? ? ? to 15 April 2021 = ? years Service ? ? ?
Rank: Commenced Training at Queensland Police Academy on ? ? ?
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Final Rank = Sergeant ?/Class
Stations: ?, Cunnamulla?, Emerald, ?
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Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
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Died on: Saturday 10 April 2021
Cause: Cancer – Metastatic Bowel Cancer
Event location: ? , Qld
Event date: Diagnosed in December 2019
Funeral date: Friday 23 April 2021
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2021 )
MARTY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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We are raising funds to assist our friend, colleague, husband, father, teacher, police officer and all round top bloke, Marty Hogan. He and his family are battling an aggressive form of Cancer and Marty has entered the fight of his life.
In December 2019, after returning from a hiking holiday Marty was fatigued, sleeping up to 15 hours each day. Incessant coughing repeatedly caused him to vomit and fight for his next breath. He started losing weight – fast. Days later, the family sat together in the Gold Coast University Hospital, devastated from the shock diagnosis: Marty had Stage four Metastatic Bowel Cancer which had spread extensively to his liver.
Marty’s decline was rapid. He commenced chemotherapy immediately. His wife Jane and daughter Maya (14) stayed by his side providing love, encouragement and support as he fights the battle of a lifetime.
Marty and Jane met 2010. It was a wonder their relationship ever survived. On their first romantic getaway for a weekend up in the mountains, Marty wooed Jane with a first course of oysters. One hour later, inside their cabin (with very thin walls) Marty and Jane succumbed to the disastrous biological effects of rotten oysters. Marty thought they would never survive the undignified encounter but for Jane, she had found her soul-mate. Marty was unlike anyone she had every known – protective, determined, open, honest and a bit of a clown, she couldn’t help but fall for him.
Marty’s passion in sport is Hapkido, a Korean martial art with emphasis on self-defence. Marty trains and assists junior students, he holds a provisional black belt and Maya proudly trains alongside him with a red tip belt. Jane is the newest member of the Hapkido family, working towards a blue belt. At the end of each week, Marty usually enjoys the solace of a few beers while strumming his ukulele, listening to country music or hitting the local karaoke bar (much to Maya’s dismay). He is a man of integrity who holds his friends and family close to his heart.
Marty is a Sergeant in the Queensland Police. He has worked in many roles within the service and has dedicated his life to serving and protecting. Now Marty finds himself in uncertain times, vulnerable and requiring reciprocation of the public’s assistance. Marty is a proud man who does not readily seek nor ask for help. His love and unconditional commitment to Jane and Maya is inspirational and like most cops, he is always the first in line when needed.
Your assistance with escalating expenses for medical treatment, household and financial commitments will give them the gift of time and the ability to walk this journey together. Please donate to this heartbreaking situation; any donation no matter how small will be truly appreciated.
Any money kindly donated on this page will go directly to Marty, supporting him where it is needed most. If you are not in a position to be able to contribute, please share this link.
The break was wonderful and we had a little family holiday in September while he was looking and feeling so much better.
However yesterday we found out his cancer has progressed with new lesions in his liver and he is restarting Chemo today.
A blow to his great progress to date, we are sad but ok and preparing for the next fight.
Aided by your incredible generosity we have achieved our goal to raise funds for modifications to our home to overcome the barrier of stairs. After a lengthy covid interruption in planning, we are now able to follow up on the valued advice and quotes to ensure the best solution for Marty.
Marty is now also focused on finalising tasks around our family home to ease the burden down the track. He has recently arranged for installation of security cameras and is now planning to have our house painted.
Marty continues to have chemotherapy and is fortunately tolerating the treatment well for now. We have just enjoyed some precious time with Maya during the school holidays. Treasured time with family and friends during the winter break have left us in good spirits.
We are so overwhelmed by your kindness and support, we can not thank you enough nor convey the impact it has had on our family. You have given us time together and made life a little simpler. We have received a wave of love we were not expecting nor felt we deserved.
We will continue to maintain the GoFunfMe page so we can stay in contact and keep you updated on Marty’s journey.
6 month scan results are back and all tumours have continued to shrink. The largest tumour started out at 6cm is now 1.3cm. No new tumours. Marty continues to have chemotherapy for now.
Thank you for your messages and support. We love hearing from you and look forward to seeing you soon
All tumors are shrinking – The biggest drop in size was a huge 6cm tumor drop to 2cm.
And no spread!!!!
Such great news Today!
Now we continue to crack on with 3 more months of chemo and zero covid.
We are keeping close to home and really love all your messages and calls.
The commissioner of the QLD police made time for us today. Katarina Carroll’s supportive visit was warm, sincere, encouraging and fun. Thank you for your continued support QPS. We feel the police family love every day
Marty is doing well on chemotherapy. He has his first scan since diagnosis on the 4th March. We are nervous but hope to be able to be able to share good results with you soon.
Thank you for your love and support
We hope you can join us on the 29th March in Northlakes at the Sunday Session organised by ‘Heart and Soul Festivals’
After just 24 hours you have helped us raise over $10,000. We are beyond overwhelmed with your messages of love and incredible contributions. Our hearts are bursting.
Today, with our CANTEEN bandanas on, we thank and salute you.
Thank you for your help and love. It has been a really special 24 hours
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