Today started pretty much like any other - waking up, making breakfast for the kids, getting them ready to drop Bianca off at school, pack her lunch box, having a shower, fixing my hair (well, not really I'm one of those "wash and go" kind of people)...
We saw Steve from Make-a-Wish there who was there to watch and support and Bianca's teacher Miss Hilton also came to watch.
And just in case you wonder if we actually got our hair shaved, we have some sun block, a hat and a certificate to prove it:
So why did we do it?
Well, from day 1 the Child Cancer Foundation was with us and they are still completely with us. Without their support this journey would have been incredibly incredibly hard and they are totally committed to the child with cancer as well as their family. They require $7 million each year to be able to do the work that they need to do and every single week around 10 kids in New Zealand get diagnosed with some form of cancer, it is a long long journey (for us a 2.5 year journey of active treatment and then still tests after that) and it is emotionally and financially draining on many many families who suddenly get thrown into the horrible scary world of child cancer. No warnings and no time to prepare. Unfortunately this organsation gets no funding from the government or other cancer organisations and yet without them many of us would be totally lost!
Here are some photos at different stages of Bianca's treatment:
Today we had an absolute ball: