LIAM'S JOURNEY

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 58

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:07 pm on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Liam and I joined several other kids from the Child Cancer Foundation today and made a trip to the Weta Studios in Miramar which was organised by Dean Gifford.  We were picked up by two limousines and a Police car, funnily enough I was one of the ones to ride in the Police car! 

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We were greeted at Weta by none other than Academy award winner Richard Taylor!  We got to meet Gollum, King Kong, several strange creatures and got to play on the “warthog” off Halo.  I must admit to standing beside this tank like thingee machine which was called the warthog and wondering when we were going to see the pig!

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We were then ferried to McDonalds for the lunch of choice.  This was provided by Keith at Ace Limousines.

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Then we headed out to the Life Flight trust near the airport where the kids got winched on the side of the helicopter and got to play all over it. 

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I really think that the highlight of the day for Liam was meeting other children in similar situations to him.  He had an absolute ball and didn’t want to leave the family place and the other kids!  I also met some lovely people including someone from up the Kapiti Coast who has a son the same age as Liam who is ill.  Here is a link to a website which is run by the Gillies group in Upper Hutt.  They are building a house in association with Golden Homes which is being auctioned and the funds donated to the Child Cancer Foundation.  I met Steve from Gillies Group who told us that there have been so many things that have been donated with the house it is incredible!

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We are back to the hospital tomorrow morning to get Liams eye checked, I can’t believe it is Friday already- not sure where the week has gone!!!

Take care

Becs



4 Comments

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   Cobb

June 20, 2008 @   

I’m so glad you had a great day at Weta Studios, Liam. I hope your eye is feeling much better now, too. Becs, thanks for all the updates. Thinking of you all, Cobb

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   Aunty Sarah

June 20, 2008 @   

Hi Liam – I’m so glad to hear this time the hospital visit was a short one! What an awesome day out for you – did you see any Orcs at Weta??

Lots of love

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   Jo Jeff Kate and Tom Collins

June 21, 2008 @   

Hi guys! Sounds like you had a fun day out the other day. We would love to hear all about it soon. Take care thinking of you! love Jo

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   Robyn & Peter Radomski

June 21, 2008 @   

Hi Becs, Liam and Ashleigh. Glad the surgery went well on Wednesday. It was so awesome to hear about the trip to Weta studios and the trip to see the helicopter. Peter fell down the stairs at work, and was at Hutt hospital yesterday for a very long time. He is on crutches, and is being very tough!! Luckily he didn ‘t break anything!!

Take care, and looking forward to catching up with you soon!

love Robyn & Peter x x x x x

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