In May of 2006 we lost Matt, Liam's Dad after a courageous battle with a brain tumour, he was 34 years old. In April of 2008 we got the devastating news that 7 year old Liam had an extremely rare form of cancer in his sinus cavity. This blog is where we can update you on Liam's progess with his brave battle. "If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them."

Day 19

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:35 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hi all,

Well it certainly appears that the article has done the rounds of  papers of the country.  It is good that the local ones have given lots of coverage for the fundraiser so hopefully we get a good turnout, and the weather looks pretty promising. 

I was interviewed today by Classic Hits radio regarding it which will be played tomorrow morning.  Thankfully it will only be on the Kapiti Coast station as I really didn’t enjoy doing it!  Goodness only knows what I said but I guess I will find out in the morning, I hope I didn’t sound too strange.

Liam received two playstation games from cousin Emily (thanks again Em!) so has been busy testing them out for the last half an hour.  Not sure if I will see much of him until dinner time.  He is still doing okay, he is complaining of a few headaches but I guess that is not surprising given the tumour is about the size of a mandarin, I bet most of us would have been complaining a long time ago. 

Off to the appointment with the surgeon in the morning, and with a bit of luck he will have the histology report that I can get my hands on and read to possibly get a better understanding of what the tumour actually is.  It will be nice to get the ball rolling and take one more step to removing this horrid thing.

The rest of us are doing well, we are past the shock of it all now I think, and moving forward day by day.  Ashleigh is pretty stoked as those that have given gifts to Liam have not forgotten about her so she is doing pretty well from it all! 

On that note, just to say thank you again to everyone offering support, all the lovely gifts and messages that we have received, it really does mean a lot to Jasper, the kids and I.  Hope to see you all down at the park for the game on Saturday – and maybe afterwards for a beer at Murphy’s Law at the Waikane pub.





   rose,matt and charlotte

May 8, 2008 @   

Hi to all of the gang,

All the best for tomorrow and will see you at the game.

Luv Mat, Rose and Charlotte



May 9, 2008 @   

Hi there,

Hope everything goes well at the surgeons today, and you get the next stage moving asap.
Hoping for good weather for you guys tomorrow.

The article in the paper was really well done – bummer I didn’t get to hear you on the radio Becs !
Liam – you looked very handsome in the paper.

Becs you are an inspiration to us all!!!!!

Luv Ange, Dwight, Kiaya and Finley

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