Update on Jarrod's progress 23 May 2018
Sadly Jarrod's Cancer has spread even further and is now in his bowel, liver and chest. The cancer in his chest is very aggressive and pushing down on his vocal chords which is inhibiting his speech. As a result, Jarrod's life expectancy has been reduced to 6-9 months. As you can imagine, Jarrod is very tired and struggling to do day-to-day tasks.
The Aussie holiday isn't likely to happen due to a number of factors.
1. Australian Immigration are playing hardball because of his criminal record from 10 years ago.
2. His health is deteriorating to the point that the holiday he dreamed of would be too taxing on him physically.
3. His doctor is reluctant for him to travel or be away for any great length.
So instead, Jarrod is planning a Kiwi getaway with his kids and soon as each day is precious and he wants to enjoy the experience too. I think this is a wonderful idea. The children are very disappointed in missing out on Aussie, but NZ has much to offer and I'm sure they will still have a wonderful time.
Thank you to everyone who took an interest in Jarrod and for your ongoing support.
A special mention to Mike Pero, Staff & Parents at Waitakiri Primary School, Grace Vineyard Beach Campus