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 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 if you are reading this you’ll know what I’m talking about!) has no brakes, no floor and has been around for a long long time.  Of course we had a ball!  Kay and Kevin had cooked us a beautiful roast (homekill yummy) and followed by the most delicious meringues I’ve ever tasted!!  The kids were treated for a ride on one of the horses and then a ride on a sulky pulled by Jasper.  Good exercise to work off the beautiful lunch.

We then arrived back at Ronald McDonald house to a lasgane cooked by the Baptist Church, we are now so stuffed full of food we can hardly move.  Jo bought us in another dinner which we will be having tomorrow.  We certainly are being looked after.

 We are due at the hospital at 10 tomorrow morning and Ashleigh is flying out at 1.15, so another busy day ahead.

See you tomorrow




   Gerard Vaughan

April 27, 2008 @   


I have finally worked out how to make a comment – thanks for the instructions Rebecca. We have been reading Liam’s Journey and regularly thinking about you Liam and your support crew down with you in Christchurh. Narubate has two friends over tonight and they all have a nintendo like you, and they are all sitting in a circle talking non stop playing games against each other on it – so next time we see you, you will be able to join in as well. I am sure that you will know how to do it as it is a complete mystery to me. Narubate, Natasha, Sarah and me all send our love. We will continue to keep updated on what you, Rebecca, Stephen and the girls are up to. All our love XoXoXo



April 27, 2008 @   

Hi there gang! what a great time you have been having on the outings, great that you can al share the holidays and have some fun. there is a parcel from aunty sarah, liam, which i will get into the post tomorrow. ashleigh, we are looking forward to having you home, see you when you and amy and maryanne come up on tuesday, i think you three are going to ‘do’ wellington monday. hope the parcel i sent last week has arrived, sent by some special friends from the ‘jesus 4 real’ team, who have been in camp this past week. love you lots, x x nana & papa.


   aunty ran and uncle donal

April 28, 2008 @   

Sup Liam,
We are still thinking about you all the time up here in Welly and look forward to your return.
It is awesome that Aunty Amy got to come over and spend some time with you guys, we know she was very excited about seeing you all.

Here is a riddle for you…
What city has no people at all living there?
See if you can figure it out and i will send the answer in a few days!!

Sounds like you are being so brave down there and we love you heaps…
Love Aunty Ran and Uncle Donal


   Martin & Toinon

April 28, 2008 @   

Thanks for the time and effort you take to keep us informed with your updates Rebecca – which we look forward to reading each day. Stoked to hear you all had such a full and enjoyable weekend of activities…and complemented by such delightful cuisine. I’m seriously impressed with how you manage to fit everything in (…I’m not talking about the food here).
Liam, I’m pleased to hear you were feeling good and didn’t need your painkillers – I’m sure you felt even better after the Hurricanes dealt to the Cheetahs on Sunday morning.
Good luck for today (Monday) and the rest of the week. Lotsaluv, Martin & Toinon xxxxxxxx


   Todd, Jo, Kasey & Sasha

April 28, 2008 @   

Hi guys. Sounds like you are all having lots of fun. Its pouring down with rain here today. Not very nice at all. Just a quick note to say good luck for today and the next few days too. Liam you sound like you are coping with all this in an amazing way. Love to all.

Todd, Jo, Kasey & Sasha.



April 28, 2008 @   

So pleased to read that your bone marrow, lymph nodes and spinal fluid are behaving themselves and not doing anything they shouldnt. YAHOOOOOO such good news, now just to deal with this invader and you’ll be up and jumping!! with you all the way Liam. Ashleigh Amy and Maryanne all arrived safely home to Raumati, we had a good dinner, cooked by Amy, a hot bath, lots of stories, and into bed. love always, nana an papa.xx

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