April 20, 2014  |  Story  |  No Comments

That season of madness has began once more, good mates doing amazing things in support of Nixs’ fight against cancer. It all started last year January with the Boobrun down in George – a 100mile trail run in aid of breast cancer awareness. Thereafter came episode one of the Lettie…

Read More

Small Reminders…..

January 21, 2014  |  Lettie Love Brand  |  10 Comments

Such a big week for Nix – what a legend! As of right now, Nix is out of the neon haze of the hospital and between the warm, receptive walls of a home environment. She is still a little fragile and weak but for someone who has spent the last…

Read More

The 13th of January…..

January 13, 2014  |  Story  |  9 Comments

This day 2 years ago things changed. I was driving south on the N2 just before the Stanger Ultra City toll booth. I saw a call come in from Nix. The moment I answered it, I knew that we had terrible news to deal with. Having felt a lump in…

Read More

The Front Foot….

January 9, 2014  |  Story  |  18 Comments

I never acknowledged that the oncology ward ever had any real estate in a hospital. I guess it was one of those places that I didn’t want to consider because cancer was never going to muddle in my affairs and my wife was never going to be  confronted by a…

Read More

Still Fighting…..

January 2, 2014  |  Lettie Love Brand  |  10 Comments

Every day is the start of the best yet to come

Read More

Lettie Paddle……

October 10, 2013  |  Story  |  No Comments

Been a long while since I last posted something here! The terrain has been pretty aggressive over the past 8-10 weeks but Nix is bouncing back so well. She started her new chemo regime about 3 weeks ago and has had one cycle of this slightly angrier mustard gas. Her…

Read More

Maintenance Due….

September 16, 2013  |  Story  |  5 Comments

We checked Nix into Kingsway hospital this afternoon.

It’s been a long three/four week battle with various forms of pain and today was just the right day to check her in for an oil check and filter change. We are hoping to take a few days off next week and head…

Read More

Go with your heart……Unogwaja Short Film 2013

September 4, 2013  |  Story  |  No Comments

Just finished watching the Unogwaja 2013 short film.
It just struck me how powerful John McInroy’s words, “go with your heart”actually are. If we do the things that resonate in our hearts, those are the things that will bring reward not just to us but to others. How often have you…

Read More

A letter to myself…

August 27, 2013  |  No Comments

The strong person you want to be is not the obedient person you ought to be
Being weak is the beginning of real strength
Your frustrations are the open window of courage you battle to close
There is always someone who needs more love than the love you seek for yourself
You do not…

Read More
Witnesses to the walk of an exceptional woman…

Witnesses to the walk of an exceptional woman…

August 7, 2013  |  Story  |  No Comments

(30/07/13)I have been thinking for a while what I would write about next. Nix continues to crush every blow that her cancer throws at her. Her tumor markers continue to drop from an original count of 1947 four months ago to 37 now ( any ‘normal’ persons count is about…

Read More