23-04-2009 10:59 hour
Ali Peters (Mancer) ( New Plymouth )

Hi Leigh & Rory.  I check the website each day for the latest news, its my daily ritual when I get to work.  Thinking of you guys all the time and passing my love and strength to you both.  Mum says hello to you both and wishes all the best.  Each time I speak to her she asks how Rory is, so I pass the daily news on.  Take care both of you!

23-04-2009 08:39 hour
Kody Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

hi rory I got a pack of socks, and it came with damage control. 

22-04-2009 22:31 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hiya!  I hope today went well and it is all go for tomorrow!   Today we went to my sisters house at Kirikopuni, Tangiteroria and Daniel (Kodys cousin) found a nest (not sure if that is the right term) of skinks...big ones...little ones.......slow ones we had lots of fun watching them.  One farm dog called Boy and their pet dog named Digger (you can guess why!) had a bit of a fight not too sure why but I think Digger might need to behave better or he might not live there anymore!  They usually are friends but I think they were having a bad day. Daniel and 3 of his friends are camping out on the farm somewhere tonight, I think it will be cold.  Good luck for tomorrow Rory.  I will get Kody to write something to you tomorrow morning.  Take Care Love Trudi xxx

22-04-2009 21:25 hour
Kylie Macdonald ( Cambridge )

Hi Rory.  I went to school with your dad, and my dad knows your grand dad Gardiner.  3 years ago my 10 month old boy was diagnosed with cancer and we spent lots of time on ward 27.  A different cancer to you though.   I wanted to say Hi to you and your dad, and wish you all the very best in your treatment.  My boy Cameron has turned 4 today, he is doing really well and in remission.  I hope you are well enough that you get to go out and about or talk to friends on the wards.

22-04-2009 20:21 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Hi there Rory and Leigh, Korie, his other nana (Pat), his cousin Thomas and I went for a drive looking for hawks to photograph today.  And we went for a very long drive out Waihue Road and back along Opanake Road.  I had never been out so far on thoes back roads and it was a lovely day and drive.  It is so beautiful and peaceful out in the country.  Kories nana belongs to a photography club and she and Korie took photos of hawks, fungus, autumn trees, maize paddocks and a tractor!  It is so cool that you have had some more visits from DPS buddies, hopefully we can come to visit soon, and when the time is right for us to visit it will happen.  I am putting some more photos for your album in the pst tomorrow along with photo stories for you to read, enjoy. 
Love to you both Kathryn and Korie xox

22-04-2009 18:22 hour
Sandra Parker ( Waihue Rd Dargaville. , NZ )

Hi Leigh and Rory how are you doin today. Leigh I have just spent 4 mths in and out of Auck hosp myself with cancer. I do know what it is like been without your family for so long. It feels like they are so far away but remember that are always thinking of you. Rory you need to keep smiling. I know all those tests are not nice but it is very important that they do them. I do hope you are been really nice to all those nice Drs. Just remember they are doin their best. Leigh if you need someone to talk to please E-Mail me any time. Im due back to Auck hosp in June for more treatment. Well be happy and keep smiling. I will talk to you again in a couple of days.  Sandra Parker.

22-04-2009 17:51 hour
Angela and Noah ( new Plymouth , New Zealand )

Hi Rory and family
We hope today was a good day, and that your temperature is doing okay. Noah loves the spiderman pillowcase in your picture. Praying for you.........

22-04-2009 14:21 hour
Aaron Randall ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Keep hanging in there Rory you're doing great!I certainly hope that you get better shortley!
from Aaron

22-04-2009 13:50 hour
Nat Mackenzie ( Paparoa , Nz )

Hey Rory, Leigh, Sean, Alan,Sandy,
Hang in there, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I first met you Rory in about 2004, when your mum brought you into work at DOC.  Take care xx

22-04-2009 06:40 hour
Marie & Ray Dunn ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hey Rory
I see you had a birthday in March - well my Mum- Nanny Emma had a birthday in April 4th nanny Emma turned 100years old!!wow - she sends her blessings to you as we do  Rory.
Get well real soon mate - then we will share grand-dads smoked eel with you. KIa Kaha -(Be Strong ) Marie & Ray Dunn.