14-09-2009 12:56 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Sam and Rory - sorry you couldn't be together this weekend - what an absolute bugger!!  Sammy - its not your fault and we are sure you and Rory will be creating havoc together very soon!!  Stay strong - you are both amazingly brave and two fantastic young men!  MEGA hugs, kisses, warm fuzzies - the lot!  Lots of Love, Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham - xxxx

13-09-2009 18:46 hour
Sandra Parker ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi my friend how are you and your family doing. I know its tough Rory but you can do it my friend. Keep smiling at those nurses Rory. Leigh noone can take that smile away. It will always be our Rory's smile. Hang in there mate you can do this. I think of you every day. Will talk to you soon my friend.

13-09-2009 17:59 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

it is right and proper that you are ticked off Leigh that Sam couldn't stay and that risk that Rory had been in was scary and unnecessary....this is your story - you get to write what you want...glad to hear the rotovirus has left and that the weight is starting to come back on Rory... how scary that turn must have been Leigh...may you keep finding the strength to meet those challenges - and may the threads that hold you all together keep their resiliance... you are a special bunch of people (when ii think of you Leigh i think of you under a blanket candling eggs with 4 or 5 eager little faces watching you) you deserve better!  

13-09-2009 17:04 hour

Aaannnooother day closer to the end dude!! It's hard work, but your nearly there. 'Keep on swimming, keep on swimming.'  20 years ago when I was going through a rough patch, Saachi and Saachi had an ad campaign for something (can't remember what the product was) but they used a song with fabulous lyrics, something that sticks in my head and I try and practice it. "Hold onto the affirmative, eliminate the negative, latch on to something positive and don't mess with Mr in between." Sounds silly, but everytime I think of you guys, I think of that wee little ditty, I promise to sing it to you next time I see you. Can't promise that it will sound good, but it will be unforgetable. Warm fuzzie strong ones coming at ya. Brenda

13-09-2009 16:26 hour
Hoani Rogers-Brown ( Dargaville , Aotearoa )

Hi Rory
thought I would write to you about soccer yesterday well I`v got same good news mine and conors team came 3rd and we got a bronze medal and a shield. It was really wet and rainy and we all got really muddy and soaked. I do hoppe you will be out of hospital soon and that you will soon be feeling better. You are really brave and we think about you all the time, sending lots of love your way, from Hoani

12-09-2009 20:38 hour
Vania Hamlin ( Australia )

Gday Rory, keep on swimming keep on swimming... you and your family are doing so amazingly well and we are all thinking of you all each day. 
William and Eva had their school concert which I videoed.  We were thrilled to see after playing the video back, the cross country two years ago...and you were on there!!!  There was also Zack and Alex and heaps of other boys that William went to school with at DPS. 
Thinking of you all xx

12-09-2009 14:57 hour
Susan Sadler ( Houston, TX , USA )

Hello Rory and family! I happened upon your website, and have walked in your shoes. We lost our wonderful, sweet, goofy son Zach to Medulloblastoma in January of 2008. Zach had many, many complications and was almost completely immobile for 15 months.  This is not typical, and I hope and pray that Rory will beat this beast as many children do.
I was Zach's primary caretaker (his Dad had to work and we had to send our 2 year old daughter 850 miles away to live with my sister). Zach was trached, had a g-tube, could not speak, and for the most part, could not move. It is so very hard to do on your own. Looking back now, though, I would give anything to be able to do it again, having Zach recover. Take a little time for yourself whenever you can. I wish I could be in NZ to help!
Anyway, just wanted you to know that strangers from the USA are praying for your son's recovery and for strength for you.
Susan Sadler, Mom to Zach, forever 16

11-09-2009 11:17 hour
Zackary ( Dargaville , NZ )

To? Rory
Thank? you?? for? my? cup? and? as? soon? as? sam? gave? me? it? I? used? it.

11-09-2009 11:01 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

oh bugger off rotovirus and spewing (oops i might not be supposed to swear on here... too bloody bad)
i hope those new feeds are giving you some more energy now Rory... you had such a pool of energy and shine to draw from ... will keep sending you some energy in the only way i know how... hoping you feel it and feel replenished soon
Leigh, it keeps echoing around in my head what you said about wondering where you have gone... i wonder if where you have gone is into a tunnel .. you are using the strength and connection you have to "earth" all the suffering you are going through as a family... and when you come out the other side of the tunnel you will be more whole ... you are using up superhuman energy to get through this haven't disappeared ... you are bigger than ever - it is just that it is dark where you are at the moment and you just can't see so well...

11-09-2009 10:03 hour
Kalisha,Michaela and Brody M ( Dargaville Primary School , New Zealand )

Hello Rory,
We know you'll get through this soon,so we wish  the best. We hope you come back to school soon,as we're missing you lots. There's new people at our school. Are you bored with none of your friends around? Mrs Paterson has had her baby,and it's a girl,so Mrs Tims is taking over for her.So we wish you The Best
 Bye Bye Bye !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!