Dreams coming true: the day we met Justice Crew

I have to admit, I choked up a little as we walked through that door to meet ‘the boys’ (as we’d all been affectionately calling them) for the first time. Almost 12 months in the making and here we were, seeing a little dream come true. But it was more...Read More

Libby’s Story: our journey with Leukaemia {guest post}

To be honest, we haven't spent a great deal of time with other 'oncology families' but I remember Rochelle and I sharing those 'hey, I know what you're going through' smiles when we passed on treatment days at the Royal Children's Hospital. Then, one day, both Libby and Sam were the very lucky...Read More

Small things with great love in September

If you're anything like me, you really don't want to know anything about Childhood Cancer. You don't want to know that your child's sore knee is going to turn into a Cancer diagnosis, and you definitely don't want your child to become one of the three children per week who lose their...Read More

Ryan's Surprises {guest post}

Rebecca is one of those women I have long admired for the love, positivity and pragmatism that shines through in the face of challenges. As well as just being lovely, she is clever, warm and thoughtful, and someone I know I can turn to if I need some considered advice. Thank...Read More

Advocating for Your Child in Hospital {guest post}

I first met Peggy when we both attended the IAHP course in Melbourne in 2013, and was able to snuggle her very gorgeous (then) five month old baby girl.  Although in different circumstances, little did we know that we would both be facing a Leukaemia challenge in our future. It was...Read More

Apples and Oranges: comparing Leukaemia and Down syndrome

I was in a shopping centre months after Sam was diagnosed with Leukaemia and in the distance, I saw an elderly friend-of-a-friend approach me, shaking her head. As she came closer, she took my hands, said she’d heard the news of Sam’s illness and lamented our “rough couple of years.”...Read More

One Year On {our journey with Leukaemia}

[caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="584"] August 2013, less than one month before diagnosis[/caption] I’m not sure what I remember most about 9 September 2013, on the fateful day we received Sam’s Leukaemia diagnosis. Perhaps the voice of the doctor who first gave me the news over the phone, or how my...Read More

Life As We Know It

I am acutely aware that a launched this big grenade into the blogosphere and told you about Sam’s diagnosis, but haven’t followed up with how he’s going. How we’re all going. So this is it. Part II. (Warning: you may need a packed lunch before you read this one. Sorry)...Read More

21 Days Ago

21 days ago, my heart shattered into a gazillion pieces. 21 days ago, we heard the words no parent wants to hear. “He has Leukaemia. I’m sorry.” Our five year old son has Leukaemia. Sam has Leukaemia. I wonder whether I’ll ever get used to those words. In so far...Read More