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 76

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:09 am on Monday, July 7, 2008

Today is the first day of the school holidays, so now the battle begins to keep two children occupied for the next two weeks, *sigh*.

The weekend has gone by in another blur.  We went to Zac Bowmans 8th birthday celebrations on Friday night and had yummy birthday cake.  I didn’t get the kids home to bed till after ten oclock, and they slept in till about 8 the following morning which was a bit of a treat. 

 Mum and Ian came down from Taupo late Friday night and came round Saturday to finish off the bathroom, which still had the odd bit of tiling and edging to finish.  I pottered around touching up paint etc and the kids mucked around on playstations and computers etc.  Vic and the kids came round that night and we all sat and watched the rugby.  It was cool when they all lined up for the national anthems and the cameras panned all the players as Liam was going I met him, I met him …….

Sunday was another day of odd jobs and Keenan, Liams friend coming for the day.  I was hard pressed to peel them off the playstation for any period of time, except of course for lunch.  Later in the afternoon we went down to the Todd’s to visit Aunty Lucy, Matariki and 10 month old Tane whose thighs rival those of Liam at the same age!

Mum and Ian finally made it home at about 9pm last night after traversing the entire north island trying to find a road that was open to allow them to pass through.

It is still very chilly here, and we can see the snow on the Akatarawa’s, but is an absolutely stunning day.  The kids are busy painting on some canvasses that our lovely neighbour gave them so once they are finished we will hang them in the lounge and I will find them the next activity to do.  I wonder if they would like to wash the windows?

Take care and keep warm




   Margaret Stevens

July 7, 2008 @   

Slight exageration there Bec – almost the whole of the North Island! Worth it for Calvin! So good to see Liam having not seen him for a few weeks, the improvement was really noticeable. One replacement bear on courier today for Ashleigh, Hannah can keep Uncle Matt. xxxxx

****Note from Rebecca – Translation for anyone reading! Calvin is the cat (has his own hot water bottle if you please) and Hannah has a teddy bear borrowed from Ashleigh that is “Uncle Matt” and chases all her bad dreams away. Becs x *****


   Emily Pearce (coussie)

July 7, 2008 @   

Hey Becs, Liam and Ashleigh!

Glad you guys are still trucking along, I really appreciate you keeping this Bexs, it’s nice to feel uptodate.

Liam I am sending you big hugs!
I am off with Mason to London on Wednesday.
Will have to send you guys a postcard when I go somewhere cool!

Coussie ems

ps) Thanks for the card, it was awesome!


   Trillo Family

July 7, 2008 @   

Enjoy the holidays, love the celeb photos with the All Blacks, pity Daniel Carter wasnt there. Beautiful weather top of the South enjoy your break. Lots of love Trillo’s Sand’s & Wallace Families


   Kerry Burfoot and clan

July 7, 2008 @   

Well Liam that beats the chippie packet rugby cards, great pics of you with the lads!
Bec, will be great to catch up with you all when you hit the Mainland next week,

Take care till then and keep toastie!


   Tracey & Shamus

July 9, 2008 @   

Hi Guys
Enjoy your trip away and enjoy the family and friends down there!!
T & S

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