27-11-2009 08:32 hour
Sue ( Whangarei )

Hi guys, I stumbled upon your website when WDC had a fundraiser for you and I must admit that I am now a fan of Rory Gardiner! I read your entries every time there is a new one and it kind of brings me back to earth that my life is not so bad after all! Leigh it is theraputic for you and for us to read. I have children similar age to you, Rory and Sam, and I know it is the worst nightmare any parent can have, that a child of theirs is diagnosed with cancer. If I ever have the opportunity to met you Rory, I think it would be like meeting a famous person. Life may never be the same again but keep positive and know that you have touched the lifes of many people, more than you will ever know. I am proud to "know" you all.

25-11-2009 22:21 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi again, wow how quickly life seems to take its turns into the unknown - to think you have to return to the normalities of life (like going to work) before all the upheavals , it all seems so unfair already for you all without giving you the luxury of having a break to take a breath and just enjoy the time together before xmas and relax and refuel.  I know life has to return to "normal" to find its bearings and be able to support the future, but just remember not to go at it full on like a bull at a gate and make up for lost time, because you still need to take it easy and not push too hard - just remember you have learnt the meaning of importance in the scope of your lives and it is also important to sit back and relax not to push it too hard just yet - you are all in recovery mode - take time - and go slowly - thinking of you all and sending you lots of love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla

23-11-2009 22:49 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi therel, ok pleased to see you are all having some fun and games at your home away from home, but please if you guys are doing the romantic getaway for a bit - you need to think of something more imaginative than goat hunting - try a relaxing spa pool or something, come on let loose and take a break - not go all out and physical by way of running up and down hills after goats !!!!!!!!!  man we need to sort you two out when you get to the naki - i can see that !! and sam and rory I think you can practice some of your cookie and baking techniques on all of us when you do come home for xmas, we are looking forward to that, love and hugs jason, wendy, logan and mikayla

23-11-2009 10:38 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Wooops!  Im a bit out of practice! Hee hee.  I was meant to say WHOOP WHOOP to you all for making it this far!  I'm so excited that there is some normatlity in your lives now.  Rock onwards and upwards from here Rory.  Well my computer is home now but we can't hook onto the internet!?!?!  So I am at the library again checking in on you.  Nice to hear Leigh that you and Sean got to go "Goat Hunting" ahem, really??? lol that must have been nice. Korie is totally enjoying swimming lessons and puts his face in every time, he feels so proud of himself, he still needs to work on putting his whole head under.  Anyway yay to you all love and hugs Kathryn xox  PS next time you are in Dargs check out our new fence, it looks great and Korie was a huge help :)

23-11-2009 10:31 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )


20-11-2009 09:22 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

You are back home!! Way to go all of you!!!

19-11-2009 20:19 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys - we are all sooooooooooooo happy for all of you -  just to be back in a normal bed with family around and not nursing staff is a great start to the future.  time to recharge the batteries and also kick back and relax for the next few weeks till xmas and then let yourselves regroup and rethink the future after all that takes place. you can give yourselves some much needed r & r without feeling guilty.  logan had his tonsils recheck with the specialist on tuesday he is very happy with the results, we got him to check out mikayla while we were there (she was at the drs on sunday with more ear troubles) and he is putting her on a recheck list in jan then grommets sometime next year - here we go again with child number 2 - gettin on top of it earlier this time round.  She got attacked by our cat "noodle" tonight, she easily pulls her fur as she is a smoochy cat and she has zero tolerance and goes into swipe mode very quickly.  man she got a lashing of scars and scratches all over her bald head - screamed lots and bled some too - but otherwise i cant imagine it will be the last of her receiving the "attack" of our cat "noodle" (live and learn - not yet - this is the second time for her !!!)  love and hugs jason wendy logan and the battle scarred mikayla.

19-11-2009 16:51 hour
Loma Tito ( Hawera , New Zealand )

Hi to Rory and family.  I went into Hell Pizza in New Plymouth last week and came across the arm bands for Rory.  I then got on my phone text all my family and walked out with 8 bracelets LOL.  It broke my heart to see that another child had been affected by Cancer.  We too have been through what you are going through now.  Our 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Glioma on the 26th September 2007 and lost her batlle on the 18th June 2008 when she was 8.  We spent alot of time at Starship also.  I think about you all often and keep updated by reading your page.  Be strong and as hard as it is you will get through it.  KIA KAHA RORY. 

19-11-2009 15:30 hour

Hey Rory and family, how wonderful to finally get a breather.  All the very best over the next couple of months.  A wonderful time to regroup and recharge.  Thinking of you all.

18-11-2009 21:38 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello,  I hope you have been able to move North!!  I have just been taking a trip through all of your photos on the website.  Man have you guys been on a journey.  I have to admit I have had a few tears!!  The photos tell a story, which is still not finished. 
I think Rory the day you are having your line removed it is DPS prizegiving (last day of the term too!)  Have you managed to write to Santa yet with a wee wish list??
Kody came home from school yesterday pretty proud of himself.  They had some high jump trials and Kody made it through to the next round even though he is not 8 yet!  But today he came home a bit deflated he forgot to go to the next round of trials today!  He was hoping he might of made it through to the finals,  you never know.....
Will keep you posted on that one, it all takes place on Thursday next week.
Having the ear putty put in your ear did not look like it was very nice!  Excellent facial expressions!    Well rest up Keep being strong and enjoy not being poked and prodded!!  Time for some family R&R I think!  You have ALL derserved it.  Nighty Night xxxxx