2nd to 8th April 2011
My weekend was one that was extremely busy, on Saturday my Grade at School were taking part in Relay for Life, many of them spent the whole twenty four hours there, doing laps of the AIS, I was unable to do this, I wish I could but I am not well enough to do that at this stage, however I did walk a couple of laps to show my support for such a wonderful cause, the relay for life raises funds for the Cancer Council who support the many different types of Cancer in Australia.
On Sunday Nalani, Mum and I took part in the Women's and Girls fun run/walk which has been held for the past twenty five years to raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer, the race was over 5km, I knew that I would not be able to walk that long a distance so I competed in my wheelchair. We started at the back of the field of almost a thousand and made our way gradually up and I came 628th, at one stage Mum had to jog to keep up with Nalani's lightning walking speed. I am so glad that I could participate in the two such fantastic events that support such important causes.
School this week has been tiring but I think that everyone begins to feel that way towards the end of Term, there are so many assessment pieces due in as well as tests. I finished off my anti-smoking advertising artwork, I came up with the slogan 'Don't be a fool, smoking is uncool', the audience that we were targeting was young people, so I think that slogan may be one that could work. In Integrated Studies we have been working on an active citizenship assessment using a case study. We are continuing to learn about poetry in English, in Science we are continuing with our salinity experiment, I think my hypothesis is correct that if the amount of salt in the water is increased then the growth of the plant decreases as the seeds that I have watered with no salt are the largest then the size gradually decreases with the different amounts of salt I have added to the water to water the other seeds, lastly in Maths we are working on geometry, I enjoy it but not as much as the Unit on Fractions and Decimals.
I have found that there are many people who have been donating to the Brain Tumour Fund, some of the donations have been coming from people who have been following my Blog, I wish to thank you for your kind and generous donations, I know that together we can make a difference in the future in the lives of children who will be diagnosed with brain tumours and they will not then have to face such a devastating journey as I have.
Today the skies were a crystal blue and the sun was so radiant, it provided some cheer on what was a day filled with tears and sorrow for we received the terrible news that my Great Gran had passed away early hours of the morning. Her strength had been incredible, she had lived a life time experiencing events that we will never know and she loved her family dearly. I hope that she will now travel her rainbow finding peace, happiness and everlasting life. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during the time she was ill, the whole family greatly appreciate them.
'When I look up at the stars each night I will find one, the one that shines most brightly and know that is my Great Gran smiling down upon me from heaven and letting me know that she is happy'