Before the shave!

Before the shave!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


This is Kaity:
Kaity is 8yo & was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage IV at age 3 & a half. On her 4 year anniversary of diagnosis she has relapsed. In early November Kaity will be coming in for scans to see how far it has spread. Please support Kaity by visiting her caring bridge page

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Ashley :)

This is me with the birthday girl:

Ashley had her 10th birthday today :) We got to have fairy cupcakes (made for her by the physio department) & icecream cake - yummm :) And she had a special party up in the Megazone with her friends this morning!

Ashley was recently diagnosed with a Peripheral Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) which is a type of Ewings Carcinoma & her tumor happens to be in her spine. She has been through a few operations already & is now on her second round of chemotherapy.

I don't think there would be many people who can say that they spent their 10th Birthday in hospital having chemo! Happy Birthday Ashley! We all hope that you still had a nice day :)

Only 5 days left til the big day! Still have a fair way to go til the goal... If you are thinking about sending your donation later I would love to hear from you now so that I can add your pledge amount to the tally:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Less than 1 week to go!

Wow it's already less than 1 week left to go til the big day!

Thank you to everyone who has donated or pledged so far... the Tally has now passed half way to the goal :D A very special thank you to a certain couple of sponsors who have blown me away with their generosity... you know who you are! But Thank You to everyone... every $1 puts me closer to the goal!

A special Thank You to those sponsors who don't even live in the Perth area... you help prove that we are a global community & can help people no matter where they live! Sponsors have shown support not only from around PMH, around Perth, around Australia (NSW & QLD), but also London & Japan! Who else out there can help?

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Hair

I just got my brother to take a couple of photos of my hair from the back. This is the best one:

Worldwide Online Printing Morley

A special thank you to Worldwide Online Printing Morley for donation of printing of fliers for advertising around PMH.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Baby Blake & The Twins

This is the first group of kids I can show you that you will be helping through your generous donations!

This is Baby Blake:

Blake was diagnosed early this year with a rare cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour (ATRT). His Mum took this picture for me today shortly before I changed his Broviac line dressing (long term intravenous access line - dressing must be changed & area cleaned at least weekly) & then sent him home to enjoy his 1st birthday tomorrow, thankfully AT HOME! Yay :D And Happy Birthday Blake! I love this picture... it is so typical of Blake, as soon as I go near him he says "ta" & grabs for my pens out of my pocket :) For more on his story or to support him directly please visit:

This is The Twins - Naomi & Rachel:



Naomi & Rachel came to us at just over 7 weeks old. Naomi had been having some feeding difficulties & wasn't putting on enough weight so after the GP had exhausted all his avenues he sent her to PMH to be checked. Blood tests were attended on presentation to PMH & Naomi was picked up as having Leukemia. Being identical twins, Rachel had a 25% chance of being affected as well... her blood was taken & yes she also has Leukemia. On official diagnosis they were found to have Infantile Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). They are now 5 months old and have spent less than 1 week at home each since diagnosis. One of my favourite parts of my job... getting to watch them grow & develop... I almost caught a smile picture from them both :) Oh... and the cuddles!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Addition to the program

Before the shaving I'm now going to have my hair spray painted different colours by kids on the ward so that some of the kids who cant leave the ward can still join in the fun!

Hairspray Hair Colouring
Where: Front of ward 3B, Level 3 Princess Margaret Hospital
When: Friday 2nd November 2007 @ 1pm

Hair Shaving & Televising over The Starlight Channel
Where: Megazone Starlight Room, Level 7 Princess Margaret Hospital
When:Friday 2nd November 2007 @ 2pm

Sunday, October 21, 2007


This is my friend Rach... she raised $4000 shaving her hair off for Bluey Day in April this year!

Rachy's brother Ben was diagnosed with cancer when he was only 6 weeks old! He spent many months in the PMH Oncology unit. He made it through the treatments for the cancer but developed other problems. Unfortunately his little body gave in this past January a couple of months after his 8th birthday.

This is Rachy with Benny last year before he became sick again>>>>

And this is one of my favourite pics of me & Benny on the day he received his Lions Club Child of Courage award :)

Your donations will go directly in full to PMH through the PMH Foundation to help many other children not unlike my lil mate Benny! If an 11year old can raise $4000 surely I can collect at least $1000!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's Official

Yep... It's Official... Shave for the Kids is going ahead!

Where: Megazone Starlight Room, Level 7 Princess Margaret Hospital

When: Friday 2nd November 2007 @ 2pm

Everyone is welcome to come and watch and we will be televising on The Starlight Channel so anyone in the hospital can tune in!

Official shaver(s) have not yet been chosen so if you will be there and would like to have a turn I would love to hear from you!

1st update

Well it has been 1 day since I decided this was a genuine goer. This morning I spoke with Lesley Hooper - Fundraising Manager for PMH Foundation. At her request I have downloaded the PMHF fundraising Agreement which I have since filled in and will fax through to her from work this afternoon :) She says that I will have approval & tax receipt booklets & paperwork by this Tuesday (23rd Oct 2007).

I would like to have the shave done at either ward 3B or the Megazone so that anyone who wants to come along to watch or help shave me can come. I'm currently liaising with 3B manager to find out what is possible. If all falls through I will probably have it done at my place instead.

For anyone who can't make it I will be posting pictures & possibly video on here!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Shave for the Kids

This is the beginning of Shave for the Kids!

Hi Hi & welcome to my blog :) This is me... a few months ago anyway ;)

I'm planning to shave the hair off my head and in doing so raise some always much needed funds for:

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Oncology & Haematology total care unit!

Details are not set as yet but will be posted here ASAP

I would love to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring me!