Category: Bilbo’s Journey

Bilbo’s Journey is about our journey and how we are dealing with having a child with cancer.

In October 2018 it was with the heaviest of hearts, we shared the news our amazing gorgeous Bilbo, had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).

We’ve been overwhelmed with love and kindness from across our friendship groups, our family and complete strangers. We are under the Kamran ward team at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. We are getting the very best possible care.

To stop us from having to repeat and tell so many people pretty exhausting news and updates we’re updating those who want to know through our blog. Godbers Travel was a travel blog, a living breathing online memory book for our boys. We see this as an unexpected journey we need to complete before our normal travel can resume.

I hope you will find our posts honest and frank as we try to give you insight into what life is like for a family and child with cancer.

A selection of our tops posts:

* Ways You Can Support a Family Fighting Cancer

* Starting a new journey…

* Day 5: Learning to be a parent who’s child has cancer

* Help Bilbo Raise Funds for Cancer #Donate4Bilbo

* After denial, comes anger AGAIN…

* 30 days of cancer…

* Day 38: Things I hate about cancer

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Day 44: Pearson, Tears and Dinosaurs

55 Days It has been exactly 55 days since I was last in the Pearson office in London. The week before Bilbo was diagnosed I traveled to our Hoboken office for a leadership team...

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40 days of cancer…

10 more days And like that another 10 days have passed, we’ve now hit 40 days of fighting cancer. It feels like yesterday I was writing 30 days of cancer… Time flies when you’re having...

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Day 38: Things I hate about cancer

There are so many things I hate about cancer. When you get a cancer diagnosis there is no time off for good behaviour. Even on a week where we have limited time in hospital...

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Santa, School, Sausage Casserole and Wet Wipes

There is a sentence I never imagined I’d write… “Santa, School, Sausage Casserole and Wet Wipes” But they are all connected in some way to the last four days. When you’re battling cancer four...

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Ways You Can Support a Family Fighting Cancer

There are so many way you can support a family fighting cancer. Over the last month we’ve had so much support from friends, family, work colleagues and complete strangers. Everyone has asked “what do...

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30 days of cancer…

I can hardly believe we’ve been battling cancer for 30 days. Some days it feels like we’ve been doing it for a life time. Other days I feel so new and useless. It is...

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Day 26: Hair, Christmas Lights, Pirates, and Tears

It  is safe to say that after i’ve written this post I will be heading straight to bed…I would put this off but I can’t. My head is full of the last 48hrs, my...

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Day 24: Bilbo’s Wall of Love

Day 24 After some rough days, today has been another good day. It involved a trip to Oxford for round four of chemo. It also involved a chat with the physio and some car...

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What do Ellie Goulding, Wham, LEGO and potties have in common?

They all provoked a very emotional outburst… …today has been an emotional roller coaster. There were no hospitals, no treatments, no tantrums about medicine. Instead it was cancer breaking our hearts…and then utter kindness,...

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Living Our Best Life: Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham

We didn’t tell the boys we were going to Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham until we were about 25mins away. I didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up let alone Bilbo. And today has been...