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 244 – 17th December 2008

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:58 am on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today would have been Matt’s 37th birthday. 

As my good friend Mel has said she always remembers having a conversation with Matt moaning about getting older and he told her that every birthday he reached was a victory and a blessing.  I know he had 34 wonderful years, but he should have been around to celebrate many more and see his beautiful children grow up.  This is not the way life was meant to be and with everything else that has happened over the last year it seems awfully unfair.  I don’t often sit and feel sorry for myself as I know things could be a hell of a lot worse and I am lucky for what I have got but today just seems to be extra hard.

The kids want to take fish and chips up to the cemetery to have with him, so hopefully it doesn’t rain and we don’t get eaten alive by sandflies.  We will also write some messages on helium balloons and let them off as the kids find this a good way that they can talk to Matt. 

8 more sleeps till Santa.



   Lea White

December 17, 2008 @   

Thinking of you!


   Phil Wratt

December 17, 2008 @   

Hi Becs,
Read through alot of the entries and commend you on your dedication to documenting/updating everybody. RESPECT. Liam sounds like a trooper and I wish him and yourself & family all the best.
Lost my younger brother through suicide recently so also feel a bit like 2008 will be a year remembered with some feeling and new ones at that.

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