Jen: Eli was born at 38 weeks. When he was born, he never took that first breath and he needed to be resuscitated and transferred up to the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick.
Peter: Dr. Lau came and spoke to us again and formally diagnosed that he had neuroblastoma.
Peter: I was breaking down. Poor Jen was breaking down. I reached out to Camp Quality just to let them know how much we’re suffering because we weren’t coping at all. We were falling apart as a family unit.
Jen: We were just at our wit’s end. My husband, Peter, reached out and we were lucky enough to go to a retreat for a week where it was a beautiful house on the water. It had everything that we needed and it provided us with some family time.
Jen: It was life-changing in the sense that we got rest. We got activities. We got to see the kids happy. We played. It was wonderful.
Jen: Fun is so important for kids that have faced cancer because they’ve missed out on opportunities that, if they had a normal sibling, or if they were well, that they would’ve received anyway. They’ve been through the hard slog and they deserve just to have some fun and enjoy themselves.
Peter: Hi. Hi. Come to dad. Hi darling. To have my little boy there with me, it’s just going to be the most special time in the world. Yes, darling. I do love you. Cuddle me.