Friday, 12 November 2010

Normie is back!

Today's shift at the hospice was so wonderful, because Normie is back!!!
I could not believe how tall and big he has grown! I haven't seen him for a little over a year now, and the last time I saw him, he still too young and weak to walk, could not hold a full conversation, and was hooked up to oxygen all the time. But now, he is walking everywhere all by himself, talking a mile a minute, and tricking people too! One thing hasn't changed though: he still LOVES rockband. Tonight, he rocked it out with Santos, and hitting the drum set so hard we were worried we'd have another broken set. But it was all good.
And Normie is such an affectionate child. When it was almost 9 and I told him I had to go soon, he rushed over to give me a big hug!
Malcolm, you missed out! Hopefully you'll get to see Normie when you return from your hiatus. :)

The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!