Moments after he was told he had just 12 months to live, Gold Coast electrician Geoff Davey suited up and went back to work. Instead of tears, the 45-year-old larrikin resolved to approach his brain cancer diagnosis by living life as he had always done – with laughs and a bit of fishing. Nineteen months on and limited to short outings, Mr Davey can still land a catch with the help of new virtual reality simulation therapy. The Gold Coast-first initiative courtesy of the Gold Coast Health palliative care unit allows patients to tick off bucket-list items in the comfort of their own home. Through virtual reality headsets, patients can choose from a number of virtual experiences, from fishing, walking through a forest, or an adrenaline-based activity.