The Latz Family’s Story
Included below are stories and events we encountered along the way since Tuesday 17 July 2012 , the day Liam was diagnosed. Our journey during and since his treatment is ongoing and in many ways is still evolving as Liam gets older. The term ‘Living with Cancer’ is very apt as although his treatment has finished it’s by no means the end of it. Liam’s getting older (and starting to ask questions), we are getting older (and our perspective on life has changed – in a positive way), his brothers question what happened sometimes (and why), and obviously they remember as it was their life too. There are still many unanswered questions ahead, and we – in many ways – still take it day by day. Life is precious and sometimes we forget that.
My blog posts on this site also express many of my thoughts (and of course us as a family) we have had along the way.
The Story of The Parents Adviser was featured in the Financial Planning Association’s monthly publication in July 2013.read more
The link below ‘A Dads Perspective’ is an article I wrote for the ‘Chemo Chronicle’ – a publication that is sent to all oncology families (past and present) that have passed through the Camperdown ward at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.read more
Thanks to the amazing Make-A-Wish Australia Foundation, Liam’s dream of mining for diamonds came true on 16th October 2013. In doing so he officially became Australia’s youngest ever underground miner!read more
This music clip is pretty moving but incredibly inspirational. We heard it early on in Liam’s treatment at a Hospital H.O.P.E (Hospital Oncology Parent Education) day.
I do believe experiences like this make us, and our kids, stronger.read more