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 210

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:01 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We had an appointment today with Professor Christian Kratz who is one of the new paediatric oncologists at Wellington Hospital.  He has done some research into genetic links between myoepithilial carcinomas and other cancers and has come up with a documented link between Liams type of tumour and colon cancer.  There is a bit of a family history surrounding bowel/colon cancer so Christian has taken the information away and is going to do some more research and will look into some sort of testing for both Liam and Ashleigh to begin with and then possibly the rest of the extended family on the Todd side.  It is great to finally have someone takiing an interest in Liam and actively seeking some answers.  I will keep you posted with any updates. 

Liam also had his 3 monthly chest x-ray today and with a bit of luck that will come back clear with no problems.  He has been collecting a fair few courage beads so thought I would post a photo.  Each bead represents a different procedure which he has had to undergo.  He is up to 118 beads, and when looking like that it really gives an idea of just what he has been through in the last 6 months.









   Lea White

November 18, 2008 @   

I’m so glad for you to finally have some interest.

We also love our beads and we always proudly show them off wherever we go.

Lea White


   Nic, John & Steven

November 18, 2008 @   

Wow! All those beads in just 6 months!! What an amazingly strong wee man you have Becs! All the best of luck for clear x-rays and yeah for Christian! Full steam ahead with the interest and good luck with that too. Look forward to further updates as they happen. Take care and thinking of you guys often. Nic x

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