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'I didn't know if he'd survive': Chris Cairns' tearful farewell before a remarkable fight to live

Chris Dutton
By Chris Dutton
Updated November 13 2021 - 7:44am, first published 12:30am

The tears gently started to roll down Mel Cairns' cheeks. No one in the intensive care unit was willing to say it, but she could tell by the look on the nurses' faces she may never see her husband again.

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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

I started in journalism because I loved sport and wanted to write about something of deep interest to me. As sports editor that has developed into a passion for breaking news, holding people accountable and being an honest voice in the sport community. Email: chris.dutton@canberratimes.com.au

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