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 208 – Christmas Parade

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:21 pm on Sunday, November 16, 2008

The kids were invited to participate in the Wellington Christmas parade today. I must admit I was feeling abit lazy this morning (after a BBQ last night and the best part of 2 bottles of wine) and really wasn’t feeling like driving all the way into Wellington to attend. I am so very glad I made the effort as the kids had a fabulous time, the weather was beautiful and apart from a fierce wind blowing through where the floats were lining up it was very warm. The Child Cancer Foundation had a float which was built this year and organised by Westside Studios. It consisted of two pirate ships which were being towed by a black Hummer, as you can see in the photos. (to enlarge the photos just click on them)┬áThe kids were all dressed up in their pirate costumes with eye patches, swords (I admit I was a bit dubious about allowing my two swords!) and cool hats. Olivia, one of the Mums got into the spirit and dressed up as she was riding on the float with her young children. I felt a bit sorry for her getting stuck with all the kids, but she was awesome yelling out to the crowd etc, and I think she enjoyed herself!

Once the floats started going we bounced along the street catching up for photos and yelling out to all and sundry. There were thousands of people lining the streets, and the kids had lost their voices by the end of it from yelling so much.

This cancer business is pretty rough, but the kids are getting to have some wonderful experiences, I don’t think they are going to forget this one in a hurry.


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