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."

Liam in his Crusaders jersey!

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:11 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thought you might like to see Liam in his Crusaders jersey.

Day 11

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:22 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

No news today unfortunately.  We will go visit the Doctors tomorrow afternoon and have a chat as it appears to me that the tumour is growing after staying pretty much the same over the last week.  Although I would desperately love to go home to await any results, I don’t think that would actually be […]

Day 10

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:21 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hi all,  The highlight of Liam’s day today has to be the gift of a Crusaders jersey with the following written on it: “Liam, all the best with your fight”.  It is signed by Richie McCaw, Robbie Deans, Greg Sommerville, Leon McDonald and a few others whose signatures we need to decipher.  He is very very […]

Liam in Beads

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:29 pm on Monday, April 28, 2008

Bone Scan

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:28 pm on Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 9

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:24 pm on Monday, April 28, 2008

We arrived at the hospital this morning and met with the oncologist for some results.  We had some fantastic news in that  part of the bone marrow aspirate, lymph node, lumbar puncture, and chest are all clear of the cancer.  It is localised in his sinus cavity.  About time we had some positive news!  We […]

Day 8

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 7:52 pm on Sunday, April 27, 2008

We went out to the McGirr farm today, out near Westmelton.  The McGirrs (Kevin and Kay) are the parents of a good friend of mine Tracey from Welly.  We have had an absolutely fantastic day, on our arrival Kevin took us all out on the blue truck to feed the cows.  The truck (Holly and Dylan […]

Day 7

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:13 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2008

We headed off to the Antarctic Centre this morning with Aunty Amy (from Melbourne), Great Nana Pat, Great Aunty Linda, Grandad and ROJALA – We left S at Ronald McDonald House to catch up on some correspondence etc.  Ashleigh made a beeline for PomPom the penguin (A person dressed up in a suit) and the […]

Day 6

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:19 pm on Friday, April 25, 2008

After we dragged our bodies out of bed today (for some of us it was 9.45!) and got organised, we toddled off to Orana Park.  The vote for favourite animals were the baby giraffe and the rhinocerous’s (or is that rhinoceri?).  A fabulous day was finished off with an ice cream.  The wind was a bit […]


Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:35 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Liam spent his first night in the hospital last night.  He spent most of the day asleep after the surgery so got to stay up till about 10.30 playing playstation. He was given a couple of doses of pamol overnight and had a blood test thru his new addition – portie.  I tucked up on […]

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