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06-JAN-2010

looking for light

On 1/1/10 one of our baby twin granddaughters became very ill. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia within 3 hours of arrival at the hospital.
Our family are in shock but we are coping with all we need to face as best we can. I think how fast she went from appearing as a healthy baby to one in severe danger is what we are finding the most difficult.
Emily has a very long battle to face, which hardly seems right for an innocent infant, but that is the lot she has been given.
I have had no inclination to post on here the past 6 days as I’m sure you will understand my reasons for abstaining.
The family is foremost on my mind so therefore postings will be only as time allows.
Yesterday 5/1/10 we celebrated the twins 1st birthday in Oncology Ward at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane & with the help of the amazing staff we were able to give our girls the most important thing we can give….love & support
Good luck with the rest of the month & please understand I will not be able to return comments at this time
Laine

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Pierre Schneider11-Feb-2010 13:07
Oh it's terrible but be courageous ! and what are the news now ?
petesie06-Feb-2010 01:35
I know it is a comfort to know there are people all over the world praying for Emily and your family.....I am one of them.
Ann LT22-Jan-2010 04:27
I am so saddened by the news.
My thoughts and prayers are with Emily and your family,Laine.
Elaine (etfitz)17-Jan-2010 02:36
My thoughts and prayers will be with your family and little Emily!
Mihai16-Jan-2010 06:09
I`m sorry Laine,I wish all the best to little Emily and your family !
estralita12-Jan-2010 23:23
So sorry to hear about your precious baby! My prayers are with you.
Sue Robertson11-Jan-2010 22:15
This image is superb Laine. Mood and composition are exellent..
lisamidi09-Jan-2010 21:53
Laine, I'm so sorry to read about the tragic news and I wish all the best to little Emily and your family. May she recover quickly! Lisa
Ken Duckert09-Jan-2010 00:46
Laine, My family and I join so many other of your friends in keeping Emily, you and your family in our prayers.
Roe..07-Jan-2010 23:24
Laine..I'm so so sorry..daily prayers for sweet little Emily and your family..
my daughter is a pediatric oncology nurse..she sees miracles every day..
all my love..x
bill friedlander07-Jan-2010 22:06
So sorry to hear about Emily's situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John Ewart07-Jan-2010 21:54
I am sorry to hear what has happened. We have had a family member in a similar situation this past year, and do understand what you and your family are going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
marie-jose wolff07-Jan-2010 20:26
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Laine.
Fay Stout07-Jan-2010 16:48
Oh Laine... I am so very sorry. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time in your lives... and much love to little Emily!
Maaike Huizer07-Jan-2010 14:27
Dear Laine, what a terrible message. The family must be devasted. I know my husband and I would be when something like that would happen to one of our grandchildren. But than again: there is still hope, isn't there?
I am not religious. If I were I would probably pray for Emmily.
But my thoughts are wish her and with you. Wish you all the strength in the world.
Carl and Racine Erland07-Jan-2010 11:24
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mieke WA Minkjan07-Jan-2010 07:19
Dear Laine, i think your image is symbolic. There is hope...!
And what I read in your little story is that Emily is a fighter, she will not give up..
My thoughts are with you and your family
Michael Shpuntov07-Jan-2010 02:03
My best wishes to your family and granddaughter. It's incredibly tragic when such a young child become such seriously ill. Keep the hope and everything become better.
Mary Terry07-Jan-2010 01:26
I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will think positive thoughts for little Emily.
Walter O. Koenig07-Jan-2010 01:17
Hi Laine, So sorry to hear of your granddaughter's illness. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. I wish you and your family all the Best! Take care!
carol j. phipps07-Jan-2010 00:34
A patch of light! Laine, I'm sorry you are having this crisis. Such is extra difficult with a child. You all are in my prayers. Keep us posted.
Phillip Normanton07-Jan-2010 00:21
Life can be so cruel and unfair... you have a world full of people wishing her well though :o)
Neil Horner06-Jan-2010 23:05
I'm sure all our thoughts are with you and your family , lets hope Emily gets through this difficult time....
Cindi Smith06-Jan-2010 21:58
Oh, Laine! Your grandaughter is in my prayers. She must be so scared as well as all of you. I would take that away from her and go through it again if I could. No child should have to suffer from cancer and all that goes with it. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Right now, prayers are going up for little Emily! My heart is breaking as I write this. Don't worry about us, take care of you and your family and know we are all here if you need us! Wishing you much love and a miracle for Emily!
Colin Storey06-Jan-2010 20:48
Heartfelt news, my deepest thoughts and wishes to you and your family.
Johnny JAG06-Jan-2010 20:30
Heartbreaking news, wishing you all well.
Ray :)06-Jan-2010 20:18
I also want to say this image is quite amazing - it really drew me in.
Ray :)06-Jan-2010 20:17
Laine, I'm sending all the positive strength to Emily, yourself and all her family.
Hugs xx
Mairéad06-Jan-2010 20:10
Laine, I am so sorry to hear your news. Know that around the world prayers and good
thoughts are being sent Emily's way and hopefully she, and you all, will come
through this difficult time.
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography06-Jan-2010 19:50
I am very sorry to hear that...
with all my heart-all the best for you and Emilly
Stewart Mitchell06-Jan-2010 19:15
At first I was admiring the beautiful moody image you posted, then I read the words accompanying it. This is hard to bear in one so young, I hope the light is swiched on soon for Emily. Best wishes.
Jeff Lobaugh06-Jan-2010 18:37
My best wishes and prayers for your family.
Heidi Jonker06-Jan-2010 17:27
So sorry for this sad news. I wish you and your family all the best.
Gérard Koehl06-Jan-2010 16:05
Magnifique... V
Ronald Bijtenhoorn06-Jan-2010 16:04
I'm sorry to hear, my thoughts are with you and your family.
heather06-Jan-2010 16:00
So sorry to hear your news Laine. My thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you and your family.
Bryan Murahashi06-Jan-2010 15:57
Very sad to hear of this tragic news, Laine.
My heart goes out to your little Emily and family.
J. Scott Coile06-Jan-2010 15:57
My heart is breaking Laine. I my, the innocence. Emily and your family will be in my prayers. Know that even when you are too busy to be here, you are never really far away. You will remain in our hearts. All the love I can offer.
Dawn B06-Jan-2010 15:32
I am very sorry to hear the news, Laine. My thoughts are with Emily, you and your family.
Barbara Heide06-Jan-2010 15:31
love th e moody light in this shot... although the blue frame is a bit disturbing for me...
sue anne06-Jan-2010 15:07
Very sad sad news. :(
My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
Máire Uí Mhaicín06-Jan-2010 14:33
Sending you all the positive thoughts we can at this time.
Patricia Kay06-Jan-2010 14:25
I missed you Laine and i am so sorry to hear the sad news...My hopes and prayers are with you and your family especially you and little Emily...
maggie_falconi06-Jan-2010 13:40
I'm so sorry to hear this . My thoughts and prayers are with you and family Laine.I'm sure
God will give little Emily the strength enough to fight this battle. All my love
Chris(tine)06-Jan-2010 12:56
Thinking of you and the family, as always - Chris and Pete
LynnH06-Jan-2010 12:52
I was concerned when you weren't posting... was about to ask if everything was okay. Oh dear Laine, I'm praying for your grandaughter and for your entire family. All of you will need to be strong! May God watch over you. With Love and Much HOPE,
Lynn
Guest 06-Jan-2010 12:45
Very sorry to hear the news, I wish you and your family, to witch my heart goes out to you.
Sofia Solomennikova06-Jan-2010 12:26
oh this is not the best new year gift... be strong and good luck in this hard battle Laine...
Available Light Images06-Jan-2010 12:14
I am very sorry to hear that... We wish you and the family our very best regards during this time...
John06-Jan-2010 11:23
This is horrible Laine. We all understand the absence. Wishing you all strength, hope and love. Keep sharing your love and support. They're needed. I wish Emily all the best and the family too.
Bernard Davis06-Jan-2010 11:06
Terrible news, I hope it all goes well. Some things are much more important than pictures.
Ieke Vonk06-Jan-2010 10:34
Ohhh that is terrible, Laine!!!
My heart goes out to you and your family and Emmily in the fist place!!
Kathryn06-Jan-2010 10:32
You are in my thoughts and prayers Laine.
That must have been such a great shock.
Stephanie06-Jan-2010 10:22
Oh Laine, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray for little Emily and wish her a valiant effort in beating this disease.
borisalex06-Jan-2010 10:14
I´m so sorry to hear, what a schock it must be. You my love and moral support!
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