Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Pride and Tears

I may or may not blog anything for a few days as nothing much will change.  Pippa is a star patient!  I was told she would possibly vomit for up to 2 days post surgery – she didn’t.  I was told Saturday would possibly be a pretty painful and awful day for her – it wasn’t.  For now we are  just waiting for results of tests.

However, I wanted to blog a story from a very thoughtful card we received – I was filled with tears and pride at the same time for my beautiful daughter……….

Dear Virginia, Pippa, James & Patrick,

We are thinking of you.  We have fond memories of meeting you all at Port Fairy.

Virginia, your words about Pippa ring so true…….”a caring and thoughtful friend to everyone she meets.”

The first time we turned up at Nippers Pippa extended her hand to Edward, although she was holding her other friend’s hand, and gracefully ran with both of them on either side of her into the waves.  That spontaneous friendliness was such a mark of character.  She didn’t need to be told at the time that Nippers’ culture was quite foreign to Edward – the vast beach, the awesome waves, the strong wind and the sea of unknown kids in wetsuits and skull caps.  

Pippa, your gesture of friendship, which was so spontaneous, put Edward at ease and from that moment he felt part of  Nippers and considered you his friend.  He looks forward to seeing you again this summer.  You are a truly beautiful friend through and through.

Thank you to everyone for so many beautiful messages like this one xx


Footy and Rock Climbing……..

……Not Pippa!

Patrick went to watch his beloved bombers win and James went indoor rock climbing with friends

Pippa went for a huge walk in preparation for taking Armelle to visit the meekats when she visits tomorrow.

Currently we are “chillaxin” watching Pitch Perfect 🙂



Toby and the Balloons

This morning Pippa had a visit from another patient in hospital – Toby who just loooooooooves balloons!  He provided lots of fun and laughter and then Pippa went for a walk around the ward with him.

He is soooooooooo cute!!!!


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