Saturday, July 6, 2013


6th July 2013
Dainere and Theodore 8.2.1998 - 24.6.2013

To the many of Dainere's Blog followers, please accept our deepest appreciation for your love and support throughout Dainere's journey and especially over the past few weeks. 

We desperately miss our precious girl, she is in our thoughts and hearts every moment of each and every day.

Throughout Dainere's short life, she was able to inspire so many people, change lives and raise desperately needed funds and awareness for paediatric brain tumours.

She did all of this with such a selfless, courageous, determined, loving, honest and humble nature.  She was a role model to young and old and her footprints will remain on many hearts forever. 

As this Blog came from Dainere's heart, soul and mind, we feel that it is not our place to continue writing it.  This Blog is one of Dainere's greatest legacies and we hope her beautiful gift of writing and inspiring will continue throughout many years to come.  So although it will not be updated, it will remain to inspire and touch more hearts and lives.

As Dainere's greatest wish in life was to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for paediatric brain tumours please continue to share her story and assist in fundraising so that no other children will lose their lives to this absolutely horrendous disease.

We have included a link to a song which was played during Dainere's Celebration of Life, it is called 'Look For Me In Rainbows' by Vicki Brown.

If you were inspired by Dainere, thinking of or missing her you can light a candle, leave a flower or message on her Heaven Address page

This is then the final entry to be written on this Blog, our precious angel will be with you all forever and always, especially in rainbows.  

A special message sent from Dainere as 15 balloons were released at her burial

Update 16/11/2013

It is with extraordinary pride that we would like to share with you this splendiferous news.  Last night in Canberra Dainere and Jarrett were jointly awarded a commendation in the Individual Community Service Category at The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards. 

Then in what was a moment of mixed emotions such great pride, joy, honour, love and sadness - Dainere and Jarrett were announced jointly as The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year 2013.

Jarrett will carry this honour with his usual humility, humbleness, maturity and dedication.  He will ensure that Dainere's legacy and greatest wish in life of raising desperately needed awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research to find a cure, less devastating treatment and screening will one day occur.  

Both Jarrett and Dainere have shown such courage, determination, dedication, selflessness, passion and empathy for others, they are truly inspirational role models for the Community.   

Special mention to Jarrett who was the highest individual fundraiser in the 2013 City2Surf, raising an inspirational amount of $52 150 for The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation Brain Tumour Research Fund.  Dainere would be so extremely proud of him not only for the funds he raised but also the awareness.  In the race he finished in a time of 00:59:02 and came 1369 which was a huge achievement as that was in the top 2% of finishers.