06-04-2009 15:19 hour
jane Eila and Willow ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi Rory and your folks,
Jane here - i was a mum of two girls at Parklands when you were going to big kids Friday's before you left for Dargaville... you probably don't remember me but i remember you and your Mum and Dad well.. 
Got an email today telling me you were always were an adventurer but this is another kind of adventure altogether...
one i am sure you are strong enough and brave enough and resourceful enough to get through..
i am an old hippy (your Mum will remember just how old and just how much of hippy) so i send you lots of healing energy, lots of courage and strength for this adventure
there is a friend of mine called Nicholas who is coming down to starship for treatment (he is in his 2nd year of chemo) and he is there right now... i am sure you two would have alot to talk about - his is a great chatterbox and loves to make planes and ships...
i will check in here from time to time and send you love and good feelings every day
hugs to your folks and your big bro

06-04-2009 13:53 hour
Lisa Bredenbeck ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi Rory, you won't remember me, but my children attended Parklands Playcentre with you and your brother.  My girls names are Brooke and Meegan.  Meegan is the same age as you.  I'm sure we found some of your old art work just recently at playcentre, so I'll have to try and hunt it out for you!! Say hi to you mum, dad and brother from us...Lisa (Soulsby), Brooke, Meegan and Justin xx

05-04-2009 21:29 hour
the naki cousins ( np , nz )

Hi Rory, WOW butterfly creek is such an awsome place logan has been there 2 times now and it is just amazing - but yeah it gets very hot!!!  Its great that you have gotten to do as see some really cool places in the last couple of days, and you got to go out and have some fun - you have been so brave and you deserve some fun time.  We have got all our fingers and toes crossed tight for you that your surgery goes well on tuesday and we will be sending you lots of big hugs that will make you feel better when you wake up after your operation.  Keep smiling big brave boy - you are so amazing - keep up the good work!!! (and leigh, shaun and sam - hugs to all you guys to, we are sending all of you our love - take care)

05-04-2009 20:03 hour
Kody Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory! Butterfly creek is cool we went there a couple of years ago boy it is hot in the butterfly enclosure!  We held a rabbit too but I can remember what colour it was!  Thankyou Rory for the cool rubber! and for spending your own pocket money on me!  I stayed at Kories place last night and we went out to the beach and looked at the stars and moon through a telescope!  I saw Saturn! The moon was full of bumps and holes it was really cool!  We went and helped stack your firewood today.  It was hot! afterwards we jumped on your trampoline with Sam and kicked balls around!  Mum gave us all a bag of lollies!  there is some coming down for you and your Mum!  Stink school tomorrow!  I have not caught up to you on the spelling graph yet.  One good thing is it is Easter next weekend so only 4 days at school then holidays!  Hope we get to see each other then! Keep Cool and goodluck for your next operation on Tuesday.

05-04-2009 18:33 hour
Margaret Morrison ( Dargaville )

Kia Ora Rory.I'm Korie's Nana Morrison. I bet you enjoyed Butterfly Creek. Did you go for a ride on the train? Korie and I and his cousin Aedan went there a couple of years ago and they held a black and white rabbit.I wonder if it is still there! Another neat place to explore is the kids area at the Auckland Museum. They have lots of dead bugs and spiders in drawers that you can look at; it's really cool. I don't think Korie's mum Kathryn would like the spiders, though!With very best wishes to you and your family

05-04-2009 16:45 hour
Zackary Willy ( Baylys Beach , NZ )

Hi Rory,
Today I climbed Tutamoe with Conor, Dad and the Sucklings and Jason Kermode.  We had to stop for some breaks. My legs got tired quickly but we had a big break when we were at the top.  We saw Kai Iwi Lakes and I could just see Whangarei.  It sounds like you've been having lots of fun trips, cool!  Mummy went and helped with wood stacking today, but got there a wee bit late, in time for a cuppa tea.  We wish you lots of luck for Tuesday and will be thinking lots of good thoughts about you.  Love from Zack and Kay

05-04-2009 16:44 hour
Brenda Crawford ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

It is nice to see that amongst the turmoil you are getting to do some special things. I hope all goes well for you on Tuesday morning. Crawford prayers will be with you. Keep smiling Rory, you have a lovely smile.  

05-04-2009 12:25 hour
Korie Morrison ( Dargaville )

Thanks for the alien rubber Rory i have put it on my science table with my other favorite things I saw your dad and Sam today and we all did your fire wood.  I saw Saturn and the moon at the sky dome last night at Bayleys beach Kody came with me. from Koriexox

05-04-2009 08:11 hour
Simone Matthews ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory, Sam, Leigh & Sean
I was out with a group of your mum & dads friends last night (seans 40th) and everyone was talking about how cool, cute and awesome this little fella Rory is..I have enjoyed looking at the photo gallery and just want to say that our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Arohanui Eddie, Simone, Courtnee, Kayleb & Tayla Matthews

04-04-2009 23:08 hour
Janice Cowley ( Zurich , Switzerland )

Hi Rory! 
What an fantastic website you have!  I have really enjoyed looking at all of your wonderful photos.  What an adventurer you are!
When I was just a little bit older than you I was best friends with your mum.  We used to hang out and listen to Spandau ballet and Duran Duran on her getto blaster because we thought all the singers were really spunky. (not that cool I know but dont tell your mum I let you know).
I hope you get better soon so you can catch up with all your friends who really miss you!  Looks like school is no where near as much fun without you!
Lots of love,