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Kate Langbroek gushes over her family ahead of a special birthday dinner in Italy - healthyfrog

Kate Langbroek gushes over her family ahead of a special birthday dinner in Italy

She relocated to Bologna, Italy, with her family in January 2019. 

And on Saturday, Australian radio personality Kate Langbroek gushed over her clan as she shared a sweet picture of them all on Instagram.   

The 54-year-old shared an image of herself with her husband and their children in a sunflower field in the Italian countryside, ahead of a special birthday dinner. 

‘My family’: Kate Langbroek gushed over her family on Saturday ahead of a special birthday dinner in Italy. She shared a picture of herself with her husband and children standing in a flower field on Instagram

‘The Italians call sunflowers ”girasole”… the ”tour of the sun”… Such a beautiful name for a beautiful, strange and bountiful flower,’ Kate’s caption read. 

‘Anyway, here we are before our combined birthday dinner (me and Lewis) – celebrating feeedom (sic) (however and wherever it may be found) and our own tour of the sun.’

She added hashtags including ‘the sun always rises’ and ‘my family.’ 

A new life abroad! She relocated to Bologna, Italy, with her family in January 2019. Kate and husband Peter Lewis share four children together, Lewis, 17, Sunday, 14, Artie, 12, and Jan, nine

A new life abroad! She relocated to Bologna, Italy, with her family in January 2019. Kate and husband Peter Lewis share four children together, Lewis, 17, Sunday, 14, Artie, 12, and Jan, nine

Kate and husband Peter Lewis share four children together, Lewis, 17, Sunday, 14, Artie, 12, and Jan, nine. 

They were heading out to dinner to celebrate the birthdays of Kate and son Lewis.

On Friday, Kate reflected on her son’s good fortune and recovery on his 17th birthday, after she almost lost him after he was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009.

In a touching Instagram post, the 54-year-old wrote: ‘Today is an important day. It is my eldest son’s birthday; 17, which seems like a miracle because in 2009, when he was 6, Lewis Lewis nearly died.’

She continued: ‘He had leukemia, and it was a grueling, terrible, frightening and painful three and a half years before he returned to health.’

'Today is an important day': On Friday, Kate reflected on her son's good fortune and recovery on his 17th birthday, after she almost lost him after he was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009

‘Today is an important day’: On Friday, Kate reflected on her son’s good fortune and recovery on his 17th birthday, after she almost lost him after he was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009

Kate said that her son has come along way since then, and is now ‘tall and strong and healthy’.

The star thanked the doctors and nurses who helped in Lewis’ recovery, and also paid tribute to children who had died from the disease. 

‘And yes, we think of those little ones who have fallen, for whom medical breakthroughs did not happen soon enough,’ she wrote.

Kate then thanked the Children’s Cancer Foundation for supporting her throughout Lewis’ treatment, before asking her fans to donate to the foundation.

‘Research is the reason my son has lived. You can help others live, too.’

Health battle: Diagnosed at the age of six, Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013

Health battle: Diagnosed at the age of six, Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013

Diagnosed at the age of six, Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013. 

During his ordeal, his sight deteriorated in one eye and he was told by doctors that he would potentially lose his battle to cancer.

Kate did not reveal her son’s illness to her radio listeners until after he had been given the all-clear in 2014, four years after his initial diagnosis.

Last year, Kate revealed that Lewis’ recovery was one of the main reasons why she and her family had decided to move to Italy.

Kate, her husband, Peter Lewis, and their children have been living in Bologna since January 2019.

Life changing: Last year, Kate revealed that Lewis' recovery was one of the main reasons why she and her family had decided to move to Italy

Life changing: Last year, Kate revealed that Lewis’ recovery was one of the main reasons why she and her family had decided to move to Italy