Tuesday, November 6, 2007

WE HAVE THE MOST AMAZING FAMILY AND FRIENDS..




Keira the beautiful flower and Kate the gorgeous butterfly!






Your amazing contributions!


















Hello All

Just a quick note that all things went very well this morning -we started at Dr De Jagers to have the drip line inserted into Deqlans scalp - we had to 'swaddle' Deqlan to keep him from pulling away and moving around - he did not like this and did cry a little but more because we where holding him still then the actual pain of the needle going in. Then we went up to nuclear medicine and had the isotope injected through - Deqlan was so good - he sat on Dadas lap and drank his bottle and then took us for a walk around nuclear medicine - we even landed up in the Docs office that does the scans and Deqlan wanted to crawl into a corner in her office and open and close her drawers and of course melted their hearts! We go back at 1345 to give him some sedation and then the actual scan about half an hour later...please please continue to pray for clean scans and for Deqlans total and permanent healing. Thank you Dear Lord that all went so well this morning , we ask you to continue carrying us and Blessing & Healing Deqlan - thank you for all your calls, sms's, posts and emails - you are amazing and have supported us since day one - this means the world to us! Promise to continue keeping you posted on our progress just as soon as we can!
We met another little cancer warrior when we came out of nuclear this morning - he was dressed in blue from head to toe - a blue bull supporter - we had to go over and say hi! We were honoured to meet Ivan, 4 and half years old, cancer of the testes that spread to his lungs. He was also there for a scan and was amazed at Nanna blowing bubbles of hope for him - What a beautiful child and he loved the bubbles so much Nanna left her bottle with him to enjoy! Please pray for Ivan , for his total and permanent healing and to give his family strenght and hope and courage.

What an AMAZING day we had yesterday - the contributions for our CHOC food packs have poured in from all corners of the earth!

Darling Dee & Mom, thank you so very very much for getting all 50 boxes and all the tape needed to put all our goodies into! This is the lining and shell for the substance that is going to keep these families going for an entire month! Thank you for assisting Megs in getting more donations, thank you for your amazing ideas and endless days of help and suggestions - we love you so very much and cant ever thank you enough! You are our guardian angels on earth!

Kelly and Justin - thank you so much for dropping your contributions of at Meggy - thank you too to all Kellys friends at her work for assisting in getting the products together - a huge thank you for the mielie meal, sugar, 20 cans of tin food, peanut butter, tea, dishwashing liquids, Jiks and deodorants! What a stunning surprise it was to hear of your lovely contribution - we so appreciate it guys , thank you so very much!

Thank you to Lisa and Dale, Katt and Mike and all the fantastic people at Lisa's work for all the goodies you have helped with! WOW - we where blown away when Lisa showed us a photos over the weekend and overwhelmed when Meggy collected this week - Thank you so very very much for the tons of peanut butters, tomato sauces, rice, mielie meals, tin food, toothpastes, bovrils and syrups - this really is a stunning contribution and please know how grateful we are for all the effort you went to to help us, thank you so much!

It was a huge surprise to recieve an email from Stef in the UK, who said he wanted to contribute to our cause - he was so kind and so generous to give us a MASSIVE donation towards the items we still needed to complete the 50 packs! Megs and Conrad where delighted and immediately purchased a lot of the items still needed to fill the boxes - your contribution bought over 30 bottles of handy andy , 40 tins of milk powder and tons and tons and tons of toiletries. Thank you to you and Sharon, from the bottom of our hearts for making such a huge difference in our project - you totally blew us away - being 13 000 miles away and still wanting to help - thank you for the effort you went to and for bringing many many smiles this Christmas - God Bless you for being so generous and giving, thank you from us all.
Dearest Sophie - a HUGE thank you to you to for the FANTASTIC AND MUCH APPRECIATED donation today. This also helped Megs and Conrad buy and ENORMOUS amount of products we still needed - you have been an amazing support to us - we love recieving your sms's of prayers and inspiration and your prayers Soph, are the best gift you could ever give us - thank you for always checking in with us, for all your love and for always helping when we needed it !God Bless you richly!
Conrad and Megs - i have no words to say thank you enough for arranging this drive, for co ordinating it, for putting you love and every spare moment into this and for being their for us and Deqlan - thank you for purchasing all the outstanding products to ensure that all 50 boxes are now full to the brim and more! You have the biggest hearts of anyone I know and are always the first to jump in to those in need - thank you for driving to collect the items for sorting them and for using your house as the warehouse and head office of this Christmas project - THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR DEQLAN THIS FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL BOY DEQLAN- WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
I was also astounded yesterday to recieve an email from Elriza - her work has put together a Motor bike rally to raise even more contributions for CHOC - i unfortunaly cant attach the details as its in a format the blog doesnt recognise - please see the following details:
WIZARD STUFF
11 NOV 2007
CHOC CHARITY RUN FROM 10H00 ONWARDS
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN AT SALOON ROUTE 66 HARTEBEESHOEK ROAD, HARTEBEESPOORT DAM
JOIN US FOR A GREAT JOL AND ASSIST WITH THE COLLECTION OF NON PERISHABLE TINNED FOODS, TOILERTRIES AND CLEANING GOODS FOR CHILDREN SUFFERING WITH CANCER
DRINKS @ BIKER RATES
LIVE MUSIC BY SANDIE AND THE ROUTE 66 BAND
BADGES R25
FORGOT YOUR TIN? DONATE R20
CONTACT DETAILS
NICO VAN ZYL 072 202 7000
JO VILJOEN 082 550 2207
RITA SCHOEMAN 084 850 1036
MICHELLE VAN ZYL 082 253 1489
if you are able to make it please join for a day of fun and to help , enrich and support our children fighting cancer. Elriza and all the kind people at your work - thank you for doing this, thank you for making a difference to so many children and their families - i definitely hope to pop past to see and support and thank you - i am amazed at your kind efforts to help us and other children battling cancer - thank you and thank you again - God Bless you for all you do for others, i hope its a huge success!

Update on our friend Kate - her follow up scans remain unchanged! Which is great news!
Kate went back to day care yesterday and Karen is also back at work! Please continue to pray that Kate remains NED for ever and always! Please follow the link to go and see Kates story - a beautiful clip on the family and their efforts to fight Neuroblastoma! Please also see pic above from Halloween - Kate was a butterfly - how gorgeous is she?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq7Hqds0okw

Great news for Keira to - she had her port removed! And all is looking wonderful for her to - a celebration party is being planned! Wish we could be there with you , but know we are in spirit! She was the prettiest little flower we have ever seen for Halloween - please see pic!
Please continue your prayers for all our friends fighting Neuroblastoma and other cancers!
Please continue the prayers for clean scans - for today and tommorow - that the show the miracale of Gods healing in Deqlan totally and permanently
SACRED HEART OF JESUS WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN THEE ALL FOR THEE OH LORD OH MY JESUS ALL FOR THEE
BY JESUS STRIPES DEQLAN IS HEALED
Promise to update you all just as soon as we can!
God Bless and thank you for being Blessings to Deqlan and in our lives
All our Love
Mark, Samm & Deqlan

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

those pics are amazing well done for organising it all love Dale and Lisa xxx hehe soon to be the "Reids"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam mark Deqlan Bev and family hoppe the scan this afternoon went well.
You are in our thoughts and prayers love Ruth xx

Anonymous said...

Hi guys

Samm, have just received your text re Deqlan's scan results. What fantastic news! Brought tears to my eyes!!! You guys must be celebrating like mad today (08/11/2007). You, Mark and Deqlan have been so courageous throughout. We are so very proud of all of you. "If the Lord brings you to it, He will bring you through it!"
Love you guys more than anything. Please give Deqlan a big kiss and squeeze from us! Wish we were there to share in your excitement! You are in our hearts and minds 24/7.....
Take care my friends.

Sam xxxx (and Don and Mia (and bump)xxx)