Connie Johnson

Activist, Mum and Sister

Connie Johnson is a wife and mother of two young boys. She is sister to Samuel Johnson, the World’s most determined unicyclist.

At 12 Connie was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone tumour. And then at 22, she faced a tumour in her womb. Through early detection and effective treatments, she was able to overcome these cancers. But at the age of 33, Connie was diagnosed with breast cancer – terminal, untreatable breast cancer

In an effort to make her death meaningful, she set her brother Samuel, (a popular, fun-loving, larrikin actor), the dare of a lifetime – to unicycle around Australia to raise money for breast cancer research.

Together they established Love Your Sister and raised over $6m for breast cancer research, before Connie passed away on 8th September 2017 aged 40.


Now Is All We Have
Connie JohnsonSocial change
Terminally ill Connie Johnson starkly reminds us that we are all terminal – we just don’t know when it’ll happen. With humour, she explains how we should learn not to take the future for granted, even in the lightest of times.
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