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 131

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:56 am on Sunday, August 31, 2008

Just thought I would add this video as well.  Featured is Liams cousin Jack (10 years) who was upset that he couldn’t attend Liam’s birthday party because he had a motorcross race, so he decided that he was going to dedicate the remainder of his races to Liam.  On the side of the bike it […]

Day 128

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:06 pm on Thursday, August 28, 2008

I took Liam into the Orthotics centre in Wellington today to be fitted for a splint for his leg.  They put a plaster cast on up to his upper calf which Liam said was very hot but was just like when he broke his arm (don’t remember them putting a cast on his leg when he […]

Day 124

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:19 pm on Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today was the big day of Ashleighs birthday party.  We all arrived at the Kapiti Ten Pin Bowling for what I was anticipating as being another painful two and a half hours of children stressing me out, what actually ensued was a very relaxing two and a half hours.  The kids had a fantastic time […]

Day 122 – Kapanui School Olympic Day

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 7:26 pm on Friday, August 22, 2008

Kapanui School had their Olympics day today.  Out of all the children at the school (over 700 I think) Liam was chosen to be the torch bearer and light the Olympic flame.  His ‘whanau’ group were representing Japan so he is all dressed up in his Japanese outfit as well.  The torch that he carried […]

Day 121

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 1:53 pm on Thursday, August 21, 2008

I took Liam to see the Optician today, earlier than expected which was great as it meant he only missed out on lunch and has now gone back to school (much to his disgust I might add). The optician, Annette, confirmed that there is damage to the optic nerve on Liam’s right eye.  The damage […]

Day 120 – Ashleighs Birthday

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 2:39 pm on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Up early with the sparrows this morning as Ashleigh was very excited about it being her birthday.  When she was asked how it felt to be 6 she said it felt a bit “freaky”, but that she felt a bit bigger.  She was very spoilt and like Liam got some very special presents.  We have […]

Day 119

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 2:54 pm on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Don’t panic!  I have changed the look of the blog – was just mucking around and decided a change is as good as a holiday!  We are off to the Oncologist again tomorrow, he has heard back from the Oncologist in the US who has treated 3 adults with the same type of tumour with […]

Day 117 – The party

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:37 pm on Sunday, August 17, 2008

The party was scheduled for 11am this morning at the local Glow Golf.  Glow golf is a mini putt design under infrared lights.   It involves the cities of the world and things like the Great Wall of China, The Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa were all glowing.  The golf clubs and balls […]

Day 113 – The birthday

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:39 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Liam turned 8 years old today, I still find it hard to believe that I am old enough to have an 8 year old!  I can still very clearly see Matt holding this wee baby just after he was born.  I rung More FM birthday calls this morning and he was quite impressed to hear his […]

Day 111

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:01 pm on Monday, August 11, 2008

Just thought you would like to see Liam with his new haircut sitting with Coco.  What a handsome lad!  All is well, you can see in the photo that most of the swelling has gone down on his face, however his eye is still too high.  It is his 8th birthday on Wednesday which he […]

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