10-08-2009 11:02 hour
Kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Hey there Rory, nice to see you have been getting out and about, I've been looking over your photos of your visit to the snow, to see what you were wearing because we are having a family holiday to the snow for a few days this week and I have never been before so I needed ideas of what Korie should be wearing!  I am getting very excited!  Korie is having a day at home with me today, he has a bit of a cough that hurts, so I wanted him to chill at home with me for a bit! Ok, picture this Rory - Korie is wearing his blue thermal long johns and blue thermal skivy, dark grey snow boots and a camo beanie!!! It's all VERY tight and he looks like a skinny blue kermit the frog/stickinsect!  I want to take a photo of him to send down to you but he got a bit embarissed when I suggested that, (I don't blame him, it's a rather funny look) I'll work on that one :) Keep well buddy.Love from Kathryn and Korie xox

10-08-2009 09:51 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Sam and Rory - we spoke with Grannie last night and she gave us an update on how you are both doing.  We are so proud to have two such amazing and fantastic young men as our nephews!!  Take care and as always, lots of love and hugs - Auntie Teri and Uncle Graham - xxxx. 

09-08-2009 23:46 hour
samuel chitty ( in ireland now! )

hi rory, i am having a good time on my big holiday, we think of you and hope you are sam and his mum and grandma xxoo

09-08-2009 18:42 hour
korie ( Dargaville , nz )

hello  rory  thanks  for  the  book  and  rubber  i  am  going  to  the  snow  on  thursday  with  my  cousin  and  my  mum  and  dad.  from  korie

08-08-2009 21:12 hour
Melissa ( Brisbane , Australia )

Hi Rory and family, you don't know me. I am a nurse from Taranaki, and have recently moved to Brisbane. Just wanted to send you good wishes for getting through this chemo. You are a very brave young man, with an amazing, strong family. My son is 8 yrs old and he thinks it's pretty cool that you like star wars as much as he does! We look forward to reading about your progress on your website each day.Take care and stay positive.

08-08-2009 18:03 hour
shannyn&tayla ( dargaville , nz )

hi rory cool beads at school in assemberly COOL!

08-08-2009 14:54 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hello!! Today is another beautiful day!!  Kody and Ben played soccer this morning, Ben played well and got a goal!! and Kody had to play for the Black Panthers as their team was one short, against his own team!! It was a great game to watch! Kody shared player of the day with another player, nobody could decide who to choose!! so they shared the honor.  Kody felt great about it and I was very proud!!  Today I have tried to assemble a new wardrobe organiser...lets not discuss what happened to the old one!!!.... without success!  I have offically given up and am waiting for Brian to come home and do it for me!! (Brian is at a Marae near Kaikohe for a AGM).  Fingers crossed he can sort it out! The boys are getting excited about the Telethon tonight, we are making beds in the lounge and having lots of treats!! Take care and hope you are feeling okay today. xxxxxxxxxx

07-08-2009 19:30 hour
megan ( hawera , taranaki )

dear rory and family, just reading about you in the daily news in taranaki. hope everything goes well and you get better soon you are a very brave boy. we would like to buy 4 braclets when you find a place in new plymouth our you can e-mail us where we could get them from . e-mail address is
take care.

07-08-2009 16:59 hour
Lorraine HUTCHINSON ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

A message for Leigh.  I think it would be fair to say you are a very strong woman Leigh.  Upon reading your honest and heartfelt update of yesterday, 6th August, it is clear that leaving Rory this time, even though he is in good hands was hard for you.  The blessing is that both your sons, Sam and Rory have been blessed with awesome parents in yourself and Sean.  I wish you all strength and love, Lorraine Hutchinson.       

07-08-2009 09:30 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Hi there Rory, I hear that you are not feeling too great at the moment but thats because there's quite a battle going on inside your precious body for now and we know that the good guys always win, so keep up the great work.  I purchased my first Kia Kaha Rory band today and am wearing it at work.  Korie really liked the visit to the Kauri Museum yesterdday and was lucky enough to see the photo of his great, great grandfather hanging on the wall.  His name was Nick Yakas and he discovered the Yakas tree in the Waipoua Forest.  When you are feeling better I thought it would be a great idea if we all got together to do a walk to visit the Yakas tree, I was heavily pregnant with Korie when I last went there and Korie has never even seen it!  Your family could teach mine a lot about the Waipoua environment and it would be a lot of fun.  Well Korie has been having a reaction to something (not sure what) but for 2 nights in a row he has been scratching like a flea riddled dog!  I think he is having a reaction to all the pollen in the air.  Oooops its time for me to be at work so take care champ lots of love, hugs and wellness to you buddy Kathryn xox