John McNaught BEc ('72), BA ('69) wanted to leave a legacy that would support cancer research. The cancer treatment John had undergone disfigured his face, which caused him to feel self-conscious in public.
Becoming a member of the Springbank Circle introduced John to a new community and gave him a sense of belonging. He rediscovered life at ANU through a calendar of social events, from classical music shows to lunches.
John also gained a new friendship with Rachel Hunter from ANU Advancement. He expressed his happiness at reconnecting with ANU.
Before John passed, Rachel shared with him how he had inspired her to become a donor. Such is the lasting impact of their friendship.