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 230 – Sunday 7th December 2008

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:53 am on Sunday, December 7, 2008

The “funrazor” was alot of fun on Thursday night, with thousands of dollars raised throughout the country.  There were many brave souls who loped off their locks and one of the most courageous ones was a young lady who had beautiful black hair halfway down her back and received a number 4 cut.  It was at that point I thought to myself, if she can do it, I’m pretty sure I can do it!

Then over a glass of wine (only one I promise) Shanell, Catherine, Alli and I made our pact to shave our heads at the next years event.  Unfortunately that gives us 365 days to mull it over, and I am finding myself obsessed with trying to figure out what I will look like with a bald head.  I promised Shanell that I would post it on the blog so there was no backing out and she’s put it on hers, so we don’t have much of a choice now.  Its going to cost you all though, for those of you who haven’t seen me for a while I have let all my natural curl come back, and it is below my shoulders now so you can imagine what another years growth is going to be like.  We are hoping to raise at least $50,000 between the four of us, so watch this space as I will start collecting in about 6 months time.

Liam is good, we attended the Wellington Special Kids Christmas party yesterday, and him and Ashleigh received some very cool presents from Santas in his Grotto.  I have been a little bit worried about his eye which is weeping alot and there is a fair bit of redness, but we are seeing the surgeon this Friday so will watch him closely to see if I need to take action before that.  He had a bit of a viral bug during the week as well, but bounced back from that pretty quickly.

Thank you to Jo for posting the link to “Davids blog”, with the little amount of information out there about Liams type of tumour, anything we can lay our hands on is great, and the fact that the treatment that child has been through is so positive is very heartening, and from what I can gather a real breakthrough in the treatment of this type of tumour. 

Thats all from me for now, am off outside to enjoy the sunshine!

ps.  I passed all my second semester exams, am halfway there now!



   Nic, John & Steven

December 7, 2008 @   

Congrats Becs on your exams! Well worth the hundreds of hours you put in! You can count on me for a donation when the time comes too – I read Shanell’s blog regarding the head shave next year so will want photos of that for sure! You will need to make your hair a wig before the big day! Good luck for Friday’s visit. Take care all. Nic



December 8, 2008 @   

Count me in for some cash for shaving off that hair! Well done for passing your exam.

take care



   Kerry Burfoot and clan

December 10, 2008 @   

Well done on the exam passes Bec!…. and go the shaved head, will sponsor you for sure!
A few of my old workmates from Blenheim Police (Marlborough Pirates) did a cancer kids fundraiser ride from Blenheim to Christchurch this month and several had their heads shaved post ride! Great Bunch of people! Raised about $15000 for the cause. Hope you are still smiling Liam and Ashleigh! Take care K

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