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 124

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:19 pm on Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today was the big day of Ashleighs birthday party.  We all arrived at the Kapiti Ten Pin Bowling for what I was anticipating as being another painful two and a half hours of children stressing me out, what actually ensued was a very relaxing two and a half hours.  The kids had a fantastic time bowling, with the girls not doing too bad a job, but nobody could quite get near Liam who wasn’t even using the guide.  Not bad for someone who can only see out of one eye!  One of the other Mum’s, Nicky, and I had a few goes and all I can say is thank goodness for those gutter guards!  What a fabulous venue for a party and I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering having one there. The only down side was that I didn’t realise it was licensed until we had finished – I could have been relaxing with a nice glass of vino!!

Next week we have an appointment at the orthotics centre in Wellington for them to check out a splint for Liams leg to try and get the foot back in a proper position and sort out his two weird toes.  We are also scheduled for an appointment with the oncologist again at some stage this week, but not exactly sure when yet.

The rain is now coming down again, great weather for a duck, shame we aren’t one. Have a good week and I will update when I have more news.






August 26, 2008 @   

Hi Becs & Co,

Just realised that although I read your blog every couple of days I haven’t written a comment for AGES! Sorry! Doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of you. Sounds as though you have had some very tough decisions to make indeed and i bet you were thinking of Matt more than ever and wishing he could be there, in person, to help you. but like a couple of others have said, I am sure you felt his spirit with you and you know he would be so proud of you and the kids.

Looks like you have had a busy few weeks with kids birthdays – I know the feeling as mine were born almost two years apart to the day as well. Not much new with me, finger still giving me grief, its in and out of plaster cast at the moment as they try to straighten it, am seeing a fabulous physio at Hutt Hospital Hand Clinic but its costing me a bomb in petrol and ACC aren’t too generous on reimbursing travel costs!

Work is good and busy, kids are fantastic, what a blessing they are.

Hope you are as good as you sound on the blog but I’m sure you have your “moments”.

Stay strong




August 27, 2008 @   

HI there BecsLiam and Ashleigh, I finally got to see the video of Liam carrying the Olympic Torch well done, all very exciting. Loved going to your party too ashleigh i was very impressed with all you 6year olds and the ten pin bowling Papa and i really enjoyed being there wiwth you.


   Bridget ,Phill & Bazalo Girls

August 27, 2008 @   

Hi Rebecca, Jessica will be pleased to see Liam and Coco and off course Ashleigh lovely photos, handsome kids!
!Phill’s due soon to have another stent change and some decisons are to be made by the surgeons, hard to focus on the unknown, but Kia Kha we both would have said that a few times in April!!when our lives turned upside down.
Take Care willl continue to pray for your lovely Boy,

Kind wishes, Bridget Bazalo & Co.



September 4, 2008 @   

Dear Rebecca and family

I happened across your blog when I was sent a link to the comment you made abour World Blood Donor Day. We helped with the day. I have since been following your blog – I hope you don’t mind.

You sound like an amazing person who has been thrown a wee bit more than one deserves. Well a lot more actually.

I wondered if you and the family wanted a holiday in Auckland either second week of school holidays coming or over Christmas break as we will be away. We have a very comfy house near a great beach and you would be most welcome to come and stay if you wanted a change of scenery. Email me directly if you want to. Take care and best wishes. Jane

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