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David Billinghurst aka Billo

David Billinghurst has stood down as SSAA NSW and SSAA National Benchrest Chairman

Some have been aware that David has been dealing with health issues these past three months. Then the day before Easter was given a definitive diagnosis.
David has cancer and has been assessed at Stage 4 with a disturbing prognosis.

What now - with the love and support of his wonderful family, specialists and the latest medical advances David will start treatment shortly. This will consist of one treatment of chemotherapy followed by immuno therapy, a treatment that has had wonderful results in some patients and David reckons it is worth a try.

Know everyone will wish David and the Billinghurst Clan all the best and positive thoughts in this trying and emotional time.

Ann Brummell

bill collaros
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Thanks Ann and Good Luck Billo

Dear Billo, one of shootings hardest workers and gentlemen, i am praying and sending my best wishes that you fight this like the champion you are mate.

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

robbycar
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Good luck Dave

You are a fighter, things will get better.

Rob.

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ozeboy
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Get better David

Dave get better as the sport needs you. Remember we met in 1965 at Baulkham Hills when you were hack sawing 4" off your barrel to make weight. Since then we have had some great times with our old mate Ron Marsden . That bad can of beer you drank in Canberra just after consuming the best part of a bottle of OP Rum was a highlight of the Canberra shoot.
We had some great times and I'm looking forward to more after your treatment. Stick in there Dave we are all barricking for you.
Bruce

mushroom

BigStick
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Benchrest

He has done so much for benchrest in the short time I have known him. The very best wishes Billo, you can beat this ..
Kimbo

Snail19
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Bwenchrest

I don't know David but my prayers are with him. Get better mate.

George

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Get Well mate

Hi Billo
Our thoughts are with you mate , if it wasn’t for you Billo
And your help with Mike when he attended his first junior SSAA camp the three of us wouldn’t be Rimfire Benchrest shooters . See you on the range soon mate
The Selmes’s

wally289
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David Billinghurst

David from the Bench Rest Shooters up here in Townsville our pears with you and your family

Wally

Wombat

Brendan
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Hang in there old mate. I

Hang in there old mate. I have done the chemo and radiation thing and now the Immunotherapy.
I too am considered Stage 4.
If you are lucky (as I was) the side effects are not too bad - better than the alternative.
You might lose a bit of hair but I don't think that will bother you!

BA #13

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David Billinghurst aka Billo

With the consent of David and on his behalf I report on his current health status.
Over the past six months David has undergone both chemo and immunotherapy treatments but the latest tests and scans indicate that neither treatments have had any real impact on the tumours. Discussions following such prognosis is that David has now ceased all treatment. Arrangements have been made to ensure he is as comfortable as possible with the support of the palliative care team and his loving and supportive family.
All good wishes are with David and the Billinghurst family at this trying time.

Ann Brummell

bill collaros
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Thanks Ann for the update

Billo and family prayers and best wishes to you all through this sad and trying time mate.

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

robbycar
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Very Sad News

But Dave is a fighter and we all wish him the best.

Rob.

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ozeboy
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Billo Dave BIllinghurst

Ditto Robs remarks. We have been friends for 50 plus years. Hang in there, let's make it 60 plus.

mushroom

Knighty
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Tough as old boot leather

You are a champion bloke Billo and it is indeed a terrible time for you. I am hoping like hell that you will continue to get the best possible treatment and care and stay as happy and cheerful as you always have been. You are a legend in Benchrest, both Centrefire and Rimfire and so many of us owe so much to you for all your support and help make our shooting not only happen but enjoyable as well. I am terribly saddened by this mate and all I can do is wish you peace and contentment. Cheers mate

Team KAOS
Expect precision but aim for perfection!

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