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 37

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:39 pm on Monday, May 26, 2008


The above picture is of Liam’s memory quilt which was made lovingly by his Aunty Vickie and is made from all of Matt’s clothing.  What an incredibly special and precious gift, Victoria has put in so much work and the words thank you seem so inadequate.  It is difficult to find the right words to say how we feel about it, but it is something that Liam can keep forever to remember his Dad, and will be cherished and treasured for many years to come.  We sat there this afternoon and could pick out which piece belonged to which shirt, and the little stories that go with each of the logo’s.  It is a truly very special gift. 

Liam had yet another blood test after school today, he was very brave and got a certificate to prove it!  The test is a general check and to cross match the blood he will need during the surgery.

The hospital phoned and they want him in surgery by 7.15am now so we have to be there at 6.15am.  They asked if we would like to stay Tuesday night but there was a very quick no said to that, we will just get up early!

We also picked up the jersey’s from the framers today as well and they look fabulous and Liam is going to hang them on his bedroom wall.

He has been given lots of little gifts that should keep him occupied for a while, thanks to everyone –  I hesitate to name you all as I know I will forget someone, so please know that we are very appreciative of everything everyone is doing for us.

I think I am keeping the Rescue Remedy company in business at the moment as we count the days down.  2 more sleeps to go.

Take Care

Becs and Co.  x



   Nic, John & Steven

May 26, 2008 @   

Vickie how amazing that quilt is!! What a ton of work and it looks fabulous. What a beautiful thing for Liam and the family to have to cherish.
Becs thinking of you all as you are on your countdown to Wednesday. Nic x


   Wendy McGoverin

May 26, 2008 @   

Victoria you should be so proud of that,looking forward to seeing it in person (Friday).
Liam I know that you will have that big smile on your face when we arrive in on Friday.
Promise I will not mention how good the Crusaders are!!
Always in our thoughts love to you all Grandad & Wendy


   Trillo family

May 27, 2008 @   

The stamina of the Crusaders
The courage of the Huricanes
The Love of your Mum and Ashleighand all those around you,
Tomorrow will be a New Day
Love to you all


   Wendy Quester

May 27, 2008 @   

Dear Rebecca,
Have been reading Liam’s journey (sent to me by my niece Robyn)and would like you to know that I am thinking about you, Liam and Ashliegh constantly, especially these next few days which will be an anxious and worrying time for you all.
Have candles burning for you all
in our little chapel next door.
Wendy Quester.(Jackies’s sister)



May 27, 2008 @   

Hi Liam
I haven’t met you but just wanted to wish you all the best for tomorrow on behalf of my team and the girls at Kia ora Netball club. We are thinking of you.
I loved the photo of you and your dog coco I bet you have lots of fun with her.


   The Stones

May 27, 2008 @   

Liam, you lucky little man. Your auntie Vicki is just the best. The quilt is amazing to say the least. The only way I could really express how amazing it is was, wa by a wee tear. Take care of it our little friend. The Stones


   Aunty Sarah

May 28, 2008 @   

Wow what a cool quilt, I think I’d like to snuggle up under that with you Liam! I can jsut make out one of the Mixed Vege’s logos. Aunty Vickie – you’re amazing xx



May 28, 2008 @   

So much love went into making that quilt little man – I know as she kept me updated – that quilt contains so much more than just daddy’s love – it’s a family tribute and you will wear it well. Good luck and lots of hugs from way up here in Auckland, the cold place that makes Aunty Vickie grumpy

Love Emma and her troops



May 28, 2008 @   

Victoria you are a legend, what a beautiful thing to do and so beautifully made, a gift beyond all. thankyou it means so much to see Matt’s shirts all there and so familiar looking at the monograms brings back memories. Liam you snuggle that around you and feel your Daddy’s love allaround you.xx nana

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