Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour


on October 6, 2013

Not only did our Make A Wish Trip allow Pippa to snorkel with the fish on the Great Barrier Reef, we were also able to visit the Cairns Zoo, ride the train and Sky Rail to Karrunda to visit the butterflies, do more snorkelling on Green Island and catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.  In addition, the trip  also highlighted to us our fears………..

Patrick, for example, is incredibly fearful of butterflies landing on him;  James, is not that great with riding above the tree tops in a sky rail capsule; and my fear of snakes came as no surprise at all!  (I’m sure all three of us are not alone in our fears either!!)

Pippa on the other hand, fears nothing.  We tried our hardest, but could not come up with anything she is scared of!

A week in Palm Cove, a few days in Melbourne and some time at home.  We have spent the past two weeks with no hospital appointments, doctors or drugs.  Now we start on the next 12 months.   Needless to say Pippa is not fearful of anything ahead of her (except perhaps of no longer having Jessie from Peter Mac doing her blood tests).  Our trip to Melbourne this afternoon was spent singing Taylor Swift songs at the top of our voices, a bit of Taylor Swift education for me in case I didn’t know a few facts, and a brief discussion about killing tumours with chemotherapy drugs that may or may not be pleasant to take.  All in her stride!

2 responses to “Fearless

  1. Sam Jackson says:

    What a wonderful trip and gorgeous pics! Thinking of you all. Much love, Sam, Tom & Luke xxx

  2. Joel Saywell says:

    Wow! The butterflies I can handle, but I’m with you on the other two! You all look fantastic, a well deserved holiday, it looked fabulous. Keep singing!

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