Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Sally Obermeder’s breast cancer bond

Kerri-Anne Kennerley reveals the deep bond she shares with Sally Obermeder as she recalls how they helped each other beat breast cancer a decade ago

TV stars Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Sally Obermeder have revealed the bond they shared while battling breast cancer.

Kerri-Anne told The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday that she first had a deep connection with Sally in 2013 after she checked into North Sydney‘s Mater Hospital for treatment.

At the time, Sally, now 48, had just undergone surgery in the same hospital for breast cancer too.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Sally Obermeyer have revealed the bond they shared while battling cancer. Kerri-Anne pictured at the Mercedes-Benz launch in Sydney on Thursday

Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Sally Obermeyer have revealed the bond they shared while battling cancer. Kerri-Anne pictured at the Mercedes-Benz launch in Sydney on Thursday

The stars soon became fast friends, Kerri-Anne recalled.

‘Something in me made me seek her out,’ the Dancing with the Stars favourite revealed.

Kerri-Anne, 68, said that at the time she knew of Sally’s struggles. 

Sally had been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2011, at age 38, while undergoing a routine check-up when pregnant with her daughter Annabelle.

Sally was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2011, at age 38, while undergoing a routine check-up when pregnant with her daughter Annabelle. Pictured this week

Sally was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2011, at age 38, while undergoing a routine check-up when pregnant with her daughter Annabelle. Pictured this week

‘Before I had been diagnosed, I had followed her story,’ Kerri-Anne said. ‘And I thought she was incredibly inspiring.’

After Kerri-Anne sought out Sally to ‘say hi,’ while still in the hospital, the stars bonded over their shared battle with the disease.

The pals were recently reunited at a launch party for Mercedes-Benz in Sydney this week.

'Before I had been diagnosed I had followed her story,' Kerri-Anne said of Sally (pictured)

‘Before I had been diagnosed I had followed her story,’ Kerri-Anne said of Sally (pictured)

In 2015, during an appearance on Seven’s The Daily Edition, Kerri-Anne tearfully recalled her first meeting with Sally.

‘You were the one who gave me the strength,’ she told her during the live interview.

‘Nobody really knows, the day I went into surgery, I’d heard all about you, but never really met you,’ she continued.

Kerri-Anne continued: ‘I knew you were in the same day for surgery, in the same hospital, can you believe?

‘I walked into your room, you gave me the most extraordinary support and what you were going through was so much worse.’ 

Sally was declared cancer-free in 2012, after undergoing chemotherapy, two mastectomies and reconstructive surgery.

Sally was declared cancer-free in 2012, after undergoing chemotherapy, two mastectomies and reconstructive surgery

Sally was declared cancer-free in 2012, after undergoing chemotherapy, two mastectomies and reconstructive surgery

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