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25-06-2009 09:24 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Sam and Rory - Sam, well done on getting the good work certificate!  We are always hearing about how well you are doing in school and especially with soccer.  Absolutely fantastic!  Rory - we love seeing the new piccies of you each time they are uploaded to the website.  Its so good to see how you are doing - you are an absolute legend!  Hope school isn't as scary now and that you are enjoying being back with all your mates!  Lots of hugs and kisses to you both - Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham - xxxx 

24-06-2009 22:25 hour
Denise and the Miller males ( Whangarei )

Hi Rory and Sam
congratulations on finishing your radiotherapy treatment Rory -it is so great to hear it is all finished, and nice that you will get to spend some time at home with mum and dad and Sam. We hope you have a fun school holidays too Sam. The boys are really impressed that you and dad shaved your hair off in front of everyone for the Rory kina cut fund raiser. the boys think the photos are cool! Lewis and his class are studying medieval times and next week they get to dress up -Lewis is going to be a Medieval executioner so we will send you a photo of that! We gave your card to Neil Hill and he thought it was great. He had not heard about Rory being sick and he was sad to hear that but happy that you are getting good treatment Rory (he said Lucky the doctors know lots more than me and Andrew HA!HA! I think he was joking about the last bit! Lots of Love Denise, Andrew, Lewis, Brad and Coley-flower (as the kids at school call him!)

24-06-2009 19:33 hour
Miss Barr ( Tewantin , Australia )

Wow, Rory. Amazing to hear that you're back at school.  How exciting and a bit strange it will be to be back with all your friends for a few weeks.  Well done on making it to the end of radio-therapy. 

24-06-2009 17:21 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

I told Korie that you were back at school today Rory.  His reaction was "Rory? Rory? Back at my school? Today?"  It was a funny reaction so I think he might be hoping to feel better tomorrow so he isn't missing out on sharing some of you!  However we will see how he is in the morning he has another cold!  Korie went fishing at Marsden Point off a pontoon on Saturday with his dad and Poppa Milich, Korie was the only one to catch anything and it wasn't even a fish!  He caught a crab!  It was absolutely freeeeezing and he came home with a runny nose and bags under his eyes and hasn't been very well since!  We hope your first day back at school was ok and look forward to seeing you soon.  Love Kathryn and Korie xox

24-06-2009 13:17 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi!? Wow Rory it was really cool to see you at School today, I bet you were a little bit nervous...thats okay.? Your mask looked really impressive!? I bet you are gald you dont have to wear that again!? Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.? Take care love Trudi xxx

23-06-2009 18:25 hour
Sharon Strongman ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi Rory. I went to visit my dad/mum this afternoon (Uncle Hami/Aunty Hilary). Mum showed me the photo of you and your bestest friend who has had his hair shaved off. How cool is that, a mate who will always be there with you I'm sure, a life long friend. My sister, Lorraine, had her birthday on Sunday (I better not say how YOUNG she is haha) and her daughter, Holly, made her a yummy as chocolate cake. It was very nice. I am going to go for a walk now with my bestest friend who has four legs and his name is Cyprus. He is a Rotty Cross and he is 9 years old. You have a great week Rory. Love to you and your whanau. See ya. Sharon X X

22-06-2009 20:37 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Congratulations on completing your radiotherapy!  We look forward to seeing your smiling face around Dargaville again! 
Sounds like you had another cool weekend, we cant wait to see your new buggy.  Our Stella turned 2 today...talk about excitement!  Kody had the day off school because of his cough and I had to bribe Ben to go to school by buying him his lunch!
Take Care and we will see you real soon!!!!!!  Lots of Love The Johnstons.
P.S  It was pretty cold on Sunday I had to wear a hat inside all day! How do you do it???

20-06-2009 08:33 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Wow, powerful entry on the 18th Leigh, and you know me, I cried!  I cried for your experiences, your pain, your hope, the known and unknown.  The encounter with the maori in the domain sounded beautiful and was a little reminder to me of an experience we had with a local maori during a very trying time in our lives, which seemed to make a difference.  Angels walk among us and just maybe you encountered one this week!  Have a brilliant weekend Sean, Leigh,Sam and Rory love from Kathryn, Gordon, Jamie and Korie xox

19-06-2009 11:26 hour
Michelle Turner ( Palmerston North , New Zealand )

Hi Leigh, Rory, Sean and Sam - wow Leigh, yesterdays entry is both heartwrenching, and heartwarming.  You are having to learn and understand all of the medical terminology and 'sensible' hat on making sure you take it all in, while being a Mum/parent at the same time, when all you want to do is probably cry - you really do have my admiration, you are being so strong, and its great tht you take in everything and are able to pass it on to us here on the website.  And Rory, you are being so strong and brave, just keep on hanging in there, hopefully the man in the domain did what you need him to. - And I see from the new photos what you mean about those lovely eyelashes - you'll just have to grown them back twice as beautiful when this is over.

19-06-2009 10:30 hour
Lorraine, Martin and Holly HUTCHINSON ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hey Rory, I have just done another weeks worth of printouts for Uncle Hami & Aunty Hilary. Again, they send their love & good wishes. The new set of photos are great. I liked the ones of you all baking scones. I would like to share my Holly's (age 12) scone recipe with you; it is so easy peasy, she makes them all the time and they are a big hit. Your Aunty Lale & Aunty Deirdre have tried. Ask Mum if you can make them, okay? You will need 2 C selfraising flour, 1/4 C caster sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 125ml lemonade, 125ml cream.  Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Place dry ingredients into large bowl & combine well. Add cream & lemonade & mix to form soft dough.  Turn out onto floured board & knead lightly. Press dough gently & pat until approx 2cm thick. Cut into 8 squares. Arrange on lined baking tray, brush tops with little milk & bake for 10-15mins till tops lightly brown.  Makes 8 large scones.  Cheers Rory and you have a great weekend!!!