Channel 7 television presenter Sally Obermeder, and her husband Marcus, welcomed a baby girl in late October last year named Annabelle Grace.
The day before Annabelle was born, Sally received harrowing news: she had aggressive stage three breast cancer. She is currently writing a personal memoir about her battle with cancer, which will be published in November. Tonight she is hosting a fundraiser, with proceeds going to help people affected by the same disease.
Sally is a journalist on current affairs show, Today Tonight, and a travel reporter on Sydney Weekender. She is also a regular on The Morning Show, where she covers celebrity gossip. Away from the cameras, she is a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, and also works as an MC.
Marcus runs his own finance broking business and is a member of the Bondi Icebergs swimming club. He and Sally have been married for ten years.
Recently, Sally was told she would have to undergo a further three months of chemotherapy, and last month had to be hospitalised with an infection.
We wish Sally all the best with her treatment and recovery.
I love the name Annabelle and wish her all the best for her recovery
Wow. So sad, but I pray for strength for her and her family.
I like Annabelle, but my favorite Anna smoosh would have to be Annabeth.
Annabelle isn’t really a smoosh – it’s the French form of Annabel, an apparently Scottish form of Amabel (full form of Mabel).
It looks like it’s influenced by Anna, except that it’s been in use since the Middle Ages, when Anna was not really used.
Annabeth is a sweet name though.