10th February 2011
I am now in LA :-( I could hardly stand to put my uniform on and go to work, but I did :-(
Anna and Adam have placed a beautiful obituary in the Herald Sun http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/obituaries/heraldsun-au/obituary.aspx?n=lucas-marchio&pid=148461168
I heard from Anna today, and Lucas' funeral will be next Monday )14th Feb). In lieu of flowers, they are asking for donations to Challenge - https://www.challenge.org.au/generic.asp?pageid=3&subpageid=26
My family in Adelaide have made this their family charity and we are supporting each year with The Biggest Aussie Pie Night. I know that Anna and Lucas were able to attend Challenge playgroup - a safe and infection free environment for under 4's ;-)))))))))) As well as attend many events held by Challenge.
If you remember, Gabriela and Rafael have been to many camps, outings and parties and have had a ball!!!
If you can find it in your heart to make a simple donation in Lucas' name, we and the Marchio's will be very grateful xxx
7th February 2011
Sorry for the slow updates this month.
I have lot's to write, especially about Rafael's appt with Dr Peter last week .....
But I can't do it right now.
I received a text tonight from our dear friend Anna saying that Lucas had lost his battle with this awful disease, peacefully in her arms.
Dom is away, in Sydney, and I am just devastated for them!!!
Please keep Anna, Adam and Matthew in your prayers as they pass the difficult days ahead