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 290 – Saturday 31st January 2009

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:40 pm on Saturday, January 31, 2009

We got back from our holiday in Auckland late this evening.  We had a fantastic time, but as always it is nice to be home in our own beds.

We decided that there are some pluses to having cancer as if it wasn’t for Liam and this blog we wouldn’t have been the recipients of Jane and Andrews generosity in lending us their house in Mission Bay.  We were about 800 metres from the Mission Bay beach so spent several of our evenings swimming and lazing beside the water.  We also went to the Auckland zoo and Waiwera hot springs and basically just spent alot of time relaxing.  We spent a little bit of time playing on the Wii, which was a fair bit of humour.  It was exactly what we all needed.   

Liam, Ashleigh, Jessica and Amelia are all back to school on Tuesday, and Olivia is back on Monday.  I must admit I have enjoyed these holidays with not having to worry about bedtimes, lunches, after school activities etc, but it will also be good to get back into a routine again.

The next 6 months are going to be very busy, I have 3 exams in a weeks time (the ones I missed when Liam was in hospital) and then straight into semester 1.  My good friend Kirsty is over from London for a couple of weeks in March and then Jasper and I are off to Queenstown at the end of March for 5 days.  Then we are off to the Gold Coast to celebrate Liam being in remission. 

Liam has a CT scan scheduled for the 2nd of March so fingers crossed that that comes back all clear.  We also had a visit from the Make a Wish Foundation, and all going to plan Liams wish may be granted soon.  I will post photos and details once I know more.

All in all everyone is doing well, all very refreshed and ready for the new school year. 





February 1, 2009 @   

Awesome Becs…all sounds good. I’m looking forward to school back too but will miss the kids. Good luck for your exams.


   Lea White

February 2, 2009 @   

I’m so glad things are going well on your side. Good luck with all the exams.

Lea White

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