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 23

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:58 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008

Hi everyone, not too much to report today but thought I would ‘blog’ (am even getting into the lingo!) anyway. 

I wanted to reiterate my thanks to all those who helped make the day on Saturday such a success.  We had so many helpers – Carol, Tracey and Jax using their charm to sell sausages, kebabs, raffle tickets and drinks, all those who helped cook, collecting money and monitoring the kids jumping on the bouncy castle, without all your help the day wouldn’t have been anywhere near the success it was.

Liam was also given a few very special items, Grandma had organised him a signed Chiefs rugby jersey, and Glenn, Debbie and Tammy decided that it just wasn’t right for him not to have a Hurricanes one so he is now the proud owner of one of those too!  Talk about spoilt.  Thanks Grandma and the Stevens/Evans clan for getting him those, they are off to the framers this week.  Liam was also given a signed Jonah Lomu book which he is very impressed with and will no doubt have his nose in for many days to come.

He is still feeling ok, but took a knock to his portacath today playing tag, so is starting to realise that he needs to slow down a bit.  The next two weeks are going to be a long wait unfortunately. 

Will update the blog when I can but won’t really have anything new to report until the 28th.

Hope everyone is well and all those in New Zealand are rugged up and keeping out the cold. 

Becs and co.



   Tracey & Shamus

May 12, 2008 @   

Hi Guys
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you involved in getting a great day and night organised. We had a great time and what an awesum effort to get to $5000. We loved meeting everyone and enjoyed some catch up time too. Well done everyone. Keep that awesum smile up Liam!!
T & S


   Aunty Sarah

May 13, 2008 @   

Hi Becs

Congrats on a great day – what an awesome way to remember Matt & Dave. Sounds like you’re going to have to set up a gallery for all the signed rugby shirts!



   nicola young

May 13, 2008 @   

Hi Bec’s,
Best of luck with everything we are thinking of you!!! By the way it’s nic (nee Flockton) here we haven’t seen much of each other over the last 20 years but i here about you via dad and kerrie. Charles is a fantastic person and debs (sister) knows him personally. If you are ever passing thru Blenheim and have a chance to catch up let me know. Mum sends her thoughts as well. Any way must fly but best of luck with everything and I’m sure we will be in touch. Take care of yourself cheers nic


   Aunty Amy Rose

May 17, 2008 @   

Hi Becs, Liam and Ashleigh

eerrrmmm yeah, finally worked out how to leave a comment!!!!

Thinking of you guys all the time and miss you so much since I have been back in Aussie, great to hear that the rugby match went well, and LOVE the new puppy name – after Coco Chanel right !?

Sending lots of love and hugs

Amy Rose xoxoxox

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