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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Earlier in the year, after we discovered my son in law was terminal with lung cancer , many on here so generously donated to a " my cause" fund to help Mick & Alice make some memories with their little boys Tom ( 7 ) and Sam ( 5 ).

    Well one of those memories is that Mick wanted , with all his family , to take his old 4WD to Cape York, so with the help of a large number of 4WD companies ( who heard about him ) and did up his 25 year old Landcruiser to the tune of over $25,000 worth of stuff AND through the generosity of many on here to cover his family's costs to do the trip they are on the way.

    The attached are photos of Mick & Alice before leaving , Mick with his boys and a family photo ( yes all 24 of them) at Cairns before they ventured into the great unknown.

    Thanks again everyone, this and a trip to Melbourne ( first ever flights for the boys), plus a family cruise is where the money went ( almost $20k).
     

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    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      I forgot to add, they left Cairns this morning so the adventure is really only starting today.

      His Mum & Dad, brother, two sisters and associated wives , husbands , and nieces and nephews make up the family photo.

      Although in that one it appears my grandsons are hiding in Dads 4WD ( probably sick of bloody photo's).
       
    • mjb136

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      Great stuff mate
      Hope they have a bloody great trip!
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

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        The Doctors told him he had 6-9 months to live but so far the chemo is slowing the tumour growth rate, and looking at him you wouldn't know he's even sick.

        Sadly they say it will only add maybe 6-12 months on to the original prognosis, but hopefully we will at least get another Xmas.
         
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Thanks for the update on such an intensely personal subject. Rarely do posts make me happy with such a feeling of sadness at the same time.

          It was a pleasure to contribute and I still wish all the best with miracles aplenty.

          My very best to the whole family (still.)



          PARTY ON!!!!!
           
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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            So happy that your family is getting these opportunities Mark.
             
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            • midsteyne

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              cool
               
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              • Jethro

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                @Mark from Brisbane

                Same here Mark :)
                 
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                • BOZO

                  BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Thank you for the update and the photos Mark .
                  My mate was given 12 months and 8 years later he is going strong . Whilst there is life there is hope feathered friend .
                   
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                  • Budgewoi Eagle

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                    Thanks for the update Mark. I wonder how he's going whenever the Panthers play. Good to hear he's traveling well.
                     
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                    • Chip and Chase

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                      I'd love to be doing a trip up to Cape York like that. Hope they have a ball, it's a mad part of the world - amazing country.
                       
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                      • simon64

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                        Great news mate. So glad that I was able to help in some minuscule way.
                        I hope the trip is everything he imagined. I'm sure it will be.
                         
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                        • Mark from Brisbane

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                          It's a great journey we did it ( with a lot less people) in 2012 and at a much more leisurely pace, I was invited to go along this time but no it's really a chance for his family as a whole to go and have some fun together, and we thought we'd just be an " add on".

                          Hopefully we will get a chance to share something similar ( Fraser Island maybe) with them before the end of the year.

                          Thank you everyone for your kind words.
                           
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                          • Dan

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                            Great news and best wishes to him. Hope they have a cracking trip
                             
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                            • Mark from Brisbane

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                              Thanks mate.

                              Sadly ( in one way) it's a little rushed, the rest of his family ( all paying for themselves of course) need to do the whole thing in 2 weeks, so it's up and back quickly.

                              It's a pity , such a lot to see but it's sharing it with his parents and siblings that it's all about so majority ruled.
                               
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                              Bon Voyage.
                               
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                              • master blaster

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                                Thats great news Mark,glad to help.I hope he continues to stay well and improve
                                 
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                                  Really happy to hear that they are on their way Mark, awesome stuff, hope they all have a fantastic adventure.
                                   
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                                    Good on him and his supportive family.
                                     
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                                    • Jerry1

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                                      Nice of you to post the update. :)
                                      Thanks mate.
                                       
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