08-11-2009 20:51 hour

How mean and unconsiderate can some people be ... stealing a play station!! As if you guys aren't going through enough at the monent without that. Hoping that the temperature is coming down and the antibiotics and blood transfusion are working. Really strong one's comin atcha guys. Brenda

06-11-2009 10:03 hour
Kay, Conor, Zack and Mark ( Baylys Beach )

Hi guys, glad to hear Sam has recovered after the weekend at Baylys.  It was great to see you all over here and spend time catching up.  Sam will be in the double digit gang soon, we are looking forward to maybe seeing you all for that celebration.  Rory it sounds like that fighting spirit of yours is infinite, and we love you for it.  Leigh you are awesome and always believe it, theres alot of people who will keep reminding you. My thoughts are with you guys, Kia Kaha, Love Us.

05-11-2009 21:59 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Good Evening.  Sad to hear you are glum,  I was thinking that this time around you might like to kick the chemo in the butt and show it who is the boss!  You are doing a fabulous job, all of you, so keep up the good work.
  We have had fireworks going off all around our house tonight and it has finally stopped!  Thank goodness!  Tomorrow night we are heading off to the bistro at Tangiteroria they are having their annual Halloween/Guy Fawkes fancy dress gathering.  Should be good.  This afternoon Caid and Lily came to our house, they even stayed for dinner.  They all had a blast, My favourite moment was when they were all out on the trampoline saying nasties to Lily...and she beat them up!!  The boys all thought it was hilarious and I noticed Stella standing back taking notes! (Look out Kody and Ben) 
We found out today via the DPS newsletter that Athletics have been planned for the 27th November,  Rory do you remember doing the 3 legged race with Kody??  Now that was funny!  Not alot of co-ordination going on but you still made it, laughing all the way.  We got some great photos too! 
Kelly Tarltons is always a neat place to go.  Its about time we went there again.  When you are feeling better we might just manage a trip to visit you all!  Let us know.  Keep strong, fight hard, love lots, always The Johnstons xxxxx   

05-11-2009 13:33 hour
Sandy Blackburn ( New Plymouth , New Zealand )

Hi Leigh,
I am the owner of HELL Pizza here in New Plymouth and have been selling the Kia Kaha Rory wrist bands instore. It is an honour for us to be able to do this small thing for you and also for our customers to share in your journey. You speak of your constant fear for Rory and his future, but I believe that fear is giving you the courage to fight on and it is certainly an inspiration to many of us. Let Mandy know when you are down next and tea can be on HELL. She knows where to find us!
Thinking of you all,
Sandy and all of the staff here at HELL New Plymouth.

04-11-2009 23:18 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi guys, great to hear the days are passing quicker for yo this time round, not long to go now - count the days eh.  logan turned 10 yesterday he is a double digit kid now - sam not too many more days and yo will join the club with him.  He is having his party on saturday and has opted for the guy to come along with laser wargames. he gives all involved a helmet with the sensors around it to wear, attached to it is a cable that runs to a machine gun type weapon and it is noisy and shoots a red light at the enemy and if you are shot off the sirens go on your helmet and so the game goes.  we are just hoping for fine weather cos it is pouring down here at the moment.  the guys are all going across the road to the farm over the road in their trees to run about in.  camo gear is to be worn and arron is bring heaps of camo stuff along to be more real, and wearing his big hairy ghillie suit as well - gotta look the part - or be well hidden. face paint in the form of camouflage is a must to all playing as well.  good fun by the sounds of it.  logan and me went to the michael jackson movie tonight - we both love his music, and were both loving to see such a talented and gifted man do what he did best - we both loved every minute of what would have been a truly awesome concert and i have to admit it is very hard to believe he looked and performed so energetically for a guy of damn near 50 - he looked great, well its late now so take care guys love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla

04-11-2009 10:21 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

your back will hold up Leigh, you will get through this, there will be time for you to heal too...
great news Rory about the no spewing! keep making that next step... You are doing brilliantly... your Mum says she is proud of you... there are lots of us out here who are proud of you too...  

03-11-2009 22:05 hour
Melissa ( Brisbane , Australia )

Wow!  Leigh, I don't know you (but am from the Naki, and know people that know you.), but wanted to tell you that you are an amazing person. Your daily entries I read with great interest, amazement and sadness at what you are all enduring on a daily basis.  You should all be so proud of yourselves for how far you have come, and how brave you have all been. May the road ahead not be so bumpy.  Stay strong, and know you have touched many peoples hearts.  Best wishes.

03-11-2009 20:53 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Leigh you are an inspiration! Rory, Sam and Sean are very fortunate to have you in their lives!!  We will continue to send our warm loving strong thoughts your way.  I have to admit I did have a wee gasp then a snigger at the balloon bit!  Sorry and tee hee!!  I hope tomorrow brings a good day for you all lots of love Us xxxxx

03-11-2009 04:19 hour

Dear Rory, well that sucks the big Kumura doesn't it, feeling soooo lousy! But hey, we all know that you come through this you little trouper. You are such an inspiration to us and we are all behind you willing this part to be over and the good living to start. Keep on swimming Rory, not long to go now. Warm strong fuzzy ones coming atcha. Brenda 

02-11-2009 18:23 hour
Dot and the team @ the pioneer ( Orewa New Zealand )

Hi Rory....its been a while!!sounds like your nearly their aye mate! Me and the crew have been wondering how you have been doing and we have decided to call you superman because you are the strongest man we know!!!So cool your getting into the melbourne cup its such a big going for a horse called Allez wonder...(but dont tell anyone ha ha)Its soooo cool you have such neat people in your life!Keep smiling buddy and stay strong.
lots of love
dottie and the crew at the pioneer