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Hi Rory and family,
I have just come home from a visit to school with my almost 1 year old daughter while on maternity leave, to hear this news. My heart feels very heavy today. Rory you have always been a little ray of sunshine in my day when you were my student and I’m sure that will be part of my day again in some way as I follow your journey on this blog. Keep up your strength and know you have a whole army of support back at home.
Big hugs to you all and take care
Mrs Lovell-Gibson xx
Missing you guys at the audiology department. Haven't seen you for a while. Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts! Rory, you are a warrior and a big inspiration!
Kia mau kite tūmanako, te whakopono me te aroha
Hold fast to hope faith and love
Hope you are able to come home soon and we can catch up, sending you kindness and love
Kyla Caldwell teacher of the deaf
It was lovely to see Rory "live' the other day Leigh.
Both students and staff were all so happy to see him.
That beautiful, brave boy of yours.
And yes, we remain full of hope in our hearts,
"Joy in every day"- such beautiful words.
What a wonderful mum you are.
Huge love to you all
Kia ora e te whānau, kia ora Rory. How amazing are you! Miharo rawa e koe!
It was great to see you and the whānau out enjoying our walkway and I keep an eye out for you whenever I'm out there. It's been pretty cold and blustery in the last month or more but knowing I have to turn into the cold head wind doesn't ever stop me loving the burst of adrenaline and physical exertion.
It's crunch time at school with all assessments needing to be done-and-dusted and the students are getting out and enjoying the longer, sunnier days. We shared morning tea with the Yr 13's today. We said our farewells and shared our gratitude for their enormous contributions to our lovely school and community. We're looking forward to prize giving tomorrow evening and especially seeing them walk across the stage for the last time. I hope we might see you there too Rory. But, we just look forward to your next visit when you're feeling up to it. Kia kaha, kia piki te ora Rory.
Leigh, Sean and the whānau, hope to see you all enjoying our great outdoors again soon. Sending you all our good vibes to boost your energy and strengthen your hearts and minds.
Arohanui kia koutou,
Hi Rory, missing making coffees and milos for you. I will keep a tab until you get back and they will all be on me ☕
Lots of love from Mrs Scott and Mr Scott xxo
Hi Rory, we're really missing seeing that smile at school, but it's lovely to see it in photos, at least. You continue to amaze me with how you face challenges. I'm thinking of you and all of your family, especially on those hard days. Love and hugs from Mrs Crowe xo
Hey Rory, just checking in with you, just to let you know am thinking of you, keep that smile going even though it is tough, sending you lots of positive healing energy
Love from Miss Mena
Hi team Gardiners!!!
Glad to hear you made it to Starship.
Rory we are always impressed by your strength as you face all these needles!
Keep up the champion work
Lots of love from us xx
Great to see you guys getting out and about. Pleased to hear you have been feeling a bit better Rory.
What a cool picture! Well done Rory- you could have given Auntie Ollie a wave from the bridge!!
Good luck for the next wee while XXXXX D & J
Thinking of you, Rory. We will miss seeing you at school tomorrow. We will keep you in our thoughts and keep sending you positive thoughts and energy.
Good morning Leigh, Sean and Rory. Gosh, what a journey you guys are on. If anyone can beat this, it's you. We look forward to bumping into you as we head off around the block on our sunny Sunday mornings. Sending you lots and lots and lots of love.
(Pipi included. She had two teeth removed on Friday! What a sad and sorry sight she was but has bounced back in a way that's hard to believe. We're off on the F&B trip to Pureora later this week and it was only chance, because of a vaccination required for her kennels, that the teeth -- recent breaks -- were found. No more beef bones for Pipi!)
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