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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Serious Post

Sunday my family and I got up early to drive into Suncorp Stadium for the beginning of the Longest Melanoma March and to support Jay Allen, melanoma survivor and who is walking from Brisbane to Sydney in 29 days to raise critical funds for research and clinical trials to beat our national cancer.



As some of you know our son is undergoing treatment at the moment for Melanoma after he had a recurrence of the disease at Christmas. He has received incredible emotional support from Jay and wanted to help in his goal.
So he joined Jay yesterday to walk with him on one leg of his journey.
Lucas is wearing the sunnies. He walked 28kms and raised over $2,700 exceeding his target of $1,000. We are very proud of him and so thankful to all those wonderful people who donated. Mr. R. and I  went to meet them when they came in.


They made really good time and were very glad of a break for Jay and a finish for the other 3. I  as a Mum was extremely happy to see my boy in one piece!
Emotional farewell to Jay as he continues his journey....
Off he goes again, Sydney bound.....
So if you see Jay and the team along the way....give them some encouragement!
On the home front I made a decision that for me Splendid Sampler blocks are as done as they are going to be and while working on a final layout I have begun to sew some blocks together.

It feels good to have made a start on getting it finished.
The March colour for Rainbow Scrap Challenge is a favourite.....beautiful RED!
So made my block....just waiting to find a little time to applique a butterfly on this block.
I hope you are enjoying your day.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

20 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle,well done to your boy and the team and what an awesome task for Jay,i wish him all the best,Lucas did so well to walk 28km thats no small feat.
    Loving your blocks my friend,Namaste and blessings.xx

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  2. What a fabulous effort Michelle..wishing Lucas well with his ongoing treatment. Your SS is looking great - how nice to be 'on the home stretch'! Yes I was happy to see Red as the colour too - no worries there!

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  3. Hi Michelle, wonderful effort for your son & Jay. I got big watery eyes & a lump in my throat reading your post today ... quite emotional. Your Sampler blocks look beautiful, loving your colour scheme. x x

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  4. You can be very proud of your son :) good luck to him as he heals :)

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  5. Such a proud Mum. Hope all goes well for Lucas. Thinking of you all.
    Sewing front is looking great. I think your machine is getting a workout...😆

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  6. All the best to Lucas and Jay - that IS a long walk (its a long drive!!!)

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  7. Best wishes to all the walkers - I take my hat off to them, but not out in the sun! You have done well to make those blocks, they haven't always been your 'thing', have they?

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  8. Wishing them all wishing them all well on their walk. So exciting seeing your blocks coming together :)

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  9. Wishing the walkers well & safe travels. Your SS blocks look so lovely together. Hugs,xx

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  10. Well done to Lucas and the team.... and to your family for the support. I know it means a lot to them all and I think of you all often. It's a big thing. I love your Splendid blocks - you are so clever with colour. and so quick with your Red.... I need to find a bit of time to play with Red here....
    Hugz

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  11. How proud you must be of Lucas and the rest of the walkers. Cancer is such a terrible thing, and affects so many, so the researchers need all the help they can get.

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  12. What a great effort, you must be proud. Lovely splendid blocks.

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  13. Thinking of your son! What a wonderful way to show support!

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  14. Well done on the walk. Very worthy cause. Love the way the blocks are coming together.

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  15. What wonderful work Jay, your son and the rest of the team are doing, good luck to them all. I love your blocks, they will make an excellent quilt. Take care, Guida.

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  16. Well done with the fund raising. Your splendid sampler blocks have red in them so you are well ahead.. they look great

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  17. Congratulations and well done to all involved in the walk and the fund raising.That is a wonderful effort.
    Good luck with the blocks. They are already looking good together!

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  18. Well done Lucas and the team. Congratulations on the fundraising and all the effort, 28km is a long walk!! Great family support too!! Your SS blocks look amazing Michelle, Well done with the red block, I am yet to do last months!!

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  19. Great walk lucus..Congratulations to all for the fund raising and help.

    Your SS blocks look fabulous.

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  20. Walking for Lucas this week..... 28kms great effort.......

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