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 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 chuffed with it and we are going to get it framed for him and put it on the wall to give him courage.

Thank you so much Tusha for organising it, I wish you could have seen his face when it was delivered. 

Jasper and the kids went to QEII pools today, they left at about 11.30 and got out of the pool at about 4.45!  They had a fabulous time and Amelia even jumped off the 10 metre diving board.  She certainly has more courage than me!  From what I understand they spent a fair amount of time on the hydroslides.

I spent the day studying trying to keep my head above water so missed out on all the fun, but I got alot acheived.

Olivia, Jess and Meals are flying back to Wellington tomorrow afternoon, and hopefully we will get a better idea of what our plans are doing from the doctors.

Until tomorrow, hope everyone is well.


ps – Ran – a city with no people in it is – electricity!!




April 29, 2008 @   

Good to hear the cancer is localised Even better to hear about all the fab things Liam and the rest of you are up to. Loved seeing Liam’s piccies – he looks great. Look forward to seeing Ashley – if her social diary is not too full!! Hugs to all you stars.
Dianne Rob Emma and Michael (who loves Ash, but she doesn’t love him!)


   Kieran & Wendy McGoverin

April 29, 2008 @   

I knew the Canterbury blood was too strong in your veins, Liam. Keep you down there a bit longer and you will be throwing out that yellow & black thing you currently call a rugby jersey. Wish I had been with you to see Meals jump off that 10 metre board! Did you tell her how easy it would be? Hope you enjoyed the hydraslide. Keep smiling, Grandad & Wendy XOXO :-)


   Jackie & Ray (Gran & Papa)

April 29, 2008 @   

Dear Liam and Rebecca

I have tried for the last 3 days to send this comment. Computer and I do not agree!!!!!

It’s good news today for you, Liam, and we get so excited every day waiting to hear your news.

My sister Wendy in Germany looks forward to your updates every day. And I notice that you have friends in London, Ireland, Afghanistan, so you can see how many people around the world and in New Zealand are following your incredible journey. You have so many friends.

Thank you Rebecca. It’s Awesome!! Give our love to SOJA !!

love Jackie & Ray (Gran & Papa) x x x x x x x


   Vickie, Steve, & kids

April 29, 2008 @   

Far out… awesome jersey Liam!! That’s very very cool!

Uncle Daniel and I might have to come down and see you next week, if you’re feeling ok Jack can come too.



   Gerard Vaughan

April 29, 2008 @   

Thank you for sharing your journey. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and sending you lots of positive thought waves.

Keep being brave!

Love Sarah, Gerard, Narubate & Natasha.


   Robyn & Peter Radomski

April 29, 2008 @   

Hi All

Great that you have had such an awesome day. Thinking of you heaps. Liam, I am glad you didn’t follow Amelia’s example and jump off the 10 metre diving board!!!

That is awesome about the Crusaders jersey!
Hope all goes well tomorrow and you get more good news.

Love Robyn & Peter xx


   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

April 30, 2008 @   

Hi Liam

I am soo glad you liked the jersey. I know that Steve Brett also signed it. If you like I can find out the other names for you. I know that your journey blog has been printed out and put up on the Crusaders message board – so you are giving them lots of inspiration too. I just hope that you don’t give them soo much that they keep beating the Hurricanes.
Love Tusha


   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

April 30, 2008 @   

P.S The other name who signed it was Corey Flynn


   Roslyn, Dave & James

April 30, 2008 @   

Dear Becs, Liam & Family

Thank you so much for keeping us all posted on your journey i check everynight to hear the latest news from you all and you are in our thoughts constantly. i’m not sure about the crusaders jersey tho maybe you could sell it to buy some more nintendo games!

We are sending out positive vibes for the rest of your test results.

Liam – make sure your mum has time to get out for a run after all those yummy meals sounds like she will need it!

All our love – Roslyn, David and James


   Doug "The Shadow"

April 30, 2008 @   

Hi Liam, Becs and the rest of SROJALA.

We keep reading with enthusiasm your progress Liam, and the great comments from your friends around the world. I am amazed with your bravery mate…I thinks thats from your mothers side, she can get a bit nasty sometimes (he he). We will have to talk about that Crusaders jersey when you get back…We are playing a rugby game for you soon so i will play hard as will the all the boys.

With all our love

The Shadow, The Phantom and The Mantis.


   Margaret Stevens

April 30, 2008 @   

Hi Liam. It will be just like the old days with some in red and black and some in yellow and black! After the ceremonial burning of all my Crusaders gear, I think I’ll go with the Chiefs!May even bring my Chiefs teddy bear when I come to see you! Lots of love Grandma & Oy


   Andrea, Paul and whanau

April 30, 2008 @   

Hi there Becky … you really are the most amazing person I know! Thanks for the updates, we are following Liam’s journey, and look forward to continuing good news.
Liam – you tough little nut – you are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the good work!
Cheers and love
Andrea, Paul, Emmie, Angus & Kennedy


   Tracey & Shamus

April 30, 2008 @   

Hi every1
Your beads look awesum liam! Shamus is a huge Crusaders fan. He went to the game against the cheifs in Hamilton(when they lost), but thinks that now they have giving you that shirt that he can forgive them for that :). You have had sum good news this week and we r wrapped for you. We love that smile to buddy!!!
Luv 2 all
T & S xox


   Tracey, Ross, Holly & Dlyan

April 30, 2008 @   

It really was just a matter of time before the true force of those Canterbury genes kicked in Liam!!!! We are following your progress and were glad to hear you all had a fun day out at the ranch!! Mum and dad certainly loved having you all out there
ps: those Hurricane jerseys are good at the back door to wipe your feet on when you come inside!!!


   Lenny Nifong

February 5, 2013 @   

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