05-05-2009 21:08 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Yes its me again!  It turns out I am addicited to this website! anyway cant wait to see a photo of the new shoes and I bet Kody would love to see the stiches (I might pass!) You could compere specimin jars (Kody has kept his Phoenix palm prickle that was lost inside his wrist for 6 weeks!) I bet the Guide Dog loved having a pat!  Keep up the fantastic work!!!! Love Trudi xxx

05-05-2009 20:15 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hey Rory you superstar and Leigh Supermum!!!  Hope you had a great day.  Sean tells me you have put your foot down with the doctors!  Dont mess with Leigh huh!!!  You both amaze and inspire me everyday with your strength and courage.  Kody and Ben are looking forward to dressing up on Thursday..not sure as what yet!  Take care and love to you all Trudi and Family xxxxxxx

05-05-2009 16:25 hour
zackary ( baylys beach )

Hi Rory,  How are things going, it is cool you have made it to Ronald McDonald's house.  Have you been on the playground yet because it looks fun.  It was cool seeing you in the weekend.  I have a joke for you - Why did the orange cross the road?  To play squash.
I've decided to dress up as a Rockstar, for Rory day at school.  I'm going to spike my hair up at the front and put on long jeans with shorts underneath and a cool Tshirt with my black leather jacket, and take my drum sticks.  Hope you are feeling better, and hope you come home on Friday.
Love Zack

05-05-2009 16:07 hour
Grannie ( Whangarei )

Hey there Matey, Grannie has all her fingers & toes crossed for you to come home on Friday. Keep smiling, thinking of you all the time. Leigh you are doing a great job. Lots of love & hugs Grannie

05-05-2009 13:07 hour
Jane Cunningham ( Whangarei )

way to go Rory with getting to go to Ronald McD house!  Hope those IVs do the trick and that shunt (always makes me think of trains...) keeps things moving right along ....going home sounds fantastic and it is great to know that each day it gets closer!
We are soggy here - lots of rain - rained off the first day of netball on Saturday - poor kids - i am coaching them tho so i don't know if they stand much of a chance of getting too many wins!
know that i am sending you love and healing and thoughts of good things - keep being so strong Rory, Leigh, Sean and Sam.

05-05-2009 11:51 hour
Cindy Rimmington ( Auckland , New Zealand )

Hi Rory and Leigh
We've just caught up on all your news since the weekend.  My goodness you are having a bad time of it.  We hope so much that you can get back home on Friday!!!!!!!  Fingers, toes and everything in between is crossed for that!
Love Cindy and Neville

05-05-2009 09:38 hour
Cuzzie Krazy Katz (Kateao Nehua-Jackson) ( Auckland , NZ )

Hey little cuzz, hope all is well today!  Sorry i didnt come and see you and mum in the weekend, i owe you a real hot chockey....from Strarbucks...they are the best!!!  You are the MAN Rory! in every photo you are smiling, you are an inspiration to us all cuzz.  Hope to see you soon.  Oh yeah, whats this being too shy to drink on front of me...your a crack up cuz, i told dad that i will bring heaps of muchies next time and we can have a good ol munch k cuz.  Peace & Love alwayz...your big cuz Katz :)

05-05-2009 09:24 hour
Cuzzies Jackson & Cassius ( Auckland , NZ )

Hi cousin Rory, my name is Jackson Takie and i am 1 and a half years old and my little cousin is Cassius Taraiwa who is almost one.  We are your aunty Deirdre's great grand mokopuna.  We are too little to come and visit you at the hospital but my aunty Kateao said that we might all have a picnic somewere soon with the rest of the there is heaps of your cousins here in auckland to play with, you will have heaps of fun.  Until we see you cousin, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.  Your little cousins Jackson & Cassius

05-05-2009 09:09 hour
Deirdre Nehua ( Whangarei , NZ )

Kia Ora Rory, and to your mum and dad as well, its Auntie Deirdre here, We have lit a candle for you to let you know that we are all thinking about you and beaming healing light your way. Auntie (and all of your cousins) are now wearing a child cancer bracelet for you and every time I see it I think of your beautiful smile when we came to see you and of the beads you had to mark the battle you are going thru to beat this illness in your body, especially all the ones you had for courage. We will wear it every day until you are better, then you can add them to your chain of beads as well. You descend from a long line of courageous warriors who are all helping you from the taha wairua to continue to fight and be courageous. Auntie Deirdre is going to Canada in 10 days time to take part in the Indian sundance, I will make sure that healing prayers are drummed across to you all the way from the Canadian Indians (who are called Cree) when I get there. The candle shining in this email was sent especially for you from Aunties friend Charlotte Marie, who is a famous Hawaiian/Egyptian opera singer who lives in Europe , so you see you are getting messages of healing and love from all over the world . Kia kaha taku mokopuna, Arohanui. Auntie Deirdre and ALL of your heaps and heaps of cuzzies.

04-05-2009 21:15 hour
jason wendy logan & mikayla ( np )

hi guys,  your days are certainly full of a mixed bag of stuff - we are all hoping for the shunt to be doing all its supposed to be doing and behaving itself!!!  Guess what - Mikayla has just started having her first feeds of baby rice yesterday - she loves it - you should see her laughing and helping us by shoving the spoon into her mouth as it comes near her.  So much for just a few spoonfuls - thats not enough for her!!! And messey !!!!! wow fun and games are just beginning i think.  Logan played his first round of club rugby on saturday and they won by a landslide he got a try, so he was very happy.  He is playing basketball for the sinterschool sports exchanges and is off to inglewood primary tomorro afternoon.  He hasnt played it before except for at lunchtime so he will enjoy that i think.  He is off to the museum for a trip in the morning - doesnt sound much like hard work at school for him tomorro does it!!!! anyhow hope you get to start school again tomorro at RMH, it wont be all bad, it will be a great distraction for you to fill in some time i bet.  Take care - and roll on the chemo!!!!  lots of love jason, wendy logan and mikayla