Thursday, November 25, 2010


25th November 2010

With just a month until Christmas which is such a special yet busy time of the year, I am so pleased to let you all know that Dainere and Yvonne arrived safely in Canberra yesterday afternoon.  They went straight to Canberra Hospital which we are pleased to report is a much more nurturing and clean place compared to Sydney.

Dainere now just wants to be back home in her own bed giving Tinkerbelle lots of cuddles, this has been such a dreadful ordeal for the whole family and one which we will try not to let dampen our spirits although it has tested them.

Thank you for all your patience and support throughout the past five weeks.


Anonymous said...

HI Dainere, So glad to hear that you are now home, hope your flight was good , saw your flight take off from the balcony , well at least what i thought was your flight . any way you rest for now , ill write more later .

lots of love stuart and meryl xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Dainere, My heart goes out to you and your lovely family, words don't seem adequate enough to describe the ordeal that you all went through in that Sydney hospital. Your strength and positive attitude would have taken a battering indeed. Tap into your strength now and feel blessed that your back home with family and friends that love and care for you, keep smiling and that rainbow of yours is always there getting brighter, you are such a beautiful soul.
Bless you and yours Susan xx

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you are and your Mum are home, Dainere, so close to family and friends. We send our love from Year 5R at St Brigid's Raymond Terrace.
You are a very special young lady.
Elizabeth Rayfield

Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere,

What wonderful news!! Home at last! You have all shown magnificent strength and fortitude over this last, most challenging episode in your lives. May this "countdown" to Christmas be a very special time of togetherness for you all.

Here's hoping it's not long until you are snuggled up in your own bed (or if it's too hot to snuggle, cuddled up with family and Tinkerbelle close by).

Sending loving thoughts and prayers,


Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere and Yvonne,
Wonderful to hear that you are both back home with the family! Your experience in Sydney was definitely not what you had expected. Hoping that you can enjoy a more peaceful time now that you are back home.

Dainere, hoping that you are out of hospital very soon and back home with the family and Tinkerbelle. Hope that the challenging experience has not dampened your inspirational spirit. I also hope that the Christmas season brings you lots of special and happy times together with your family.

Thinking of you always.

Lots of love Steph D and family xxx ooo

Dianne said...

Dear Dainere,

Wonderful to see you lat night and catch up with Mum and Dad. You are looking happy and relaxed again.

You and family have a busy few weeks ahead; all the best for Nalani, I'm sure her knee will recover quickly.

Looking forward to reading your blog entries again.

Lv Dianne

Anonymous said...


It is great that you are both home again. Now it wont be long before you can cuddle up to Tinkerbelle.

I hope you can blog again soon

Xmas is just around the corner and a wonderful time for you to be back home with your amazing loving family.

You have perservered through another tough time and have come out still smiling, well done Dainere, your spirit is strong and truly amazing

xxxxxx Monica

Anonymous said...

Hey Dainere
Great to hear you are back at home in Canberra. Can't wait until you can blog again, until then relax, get your strength up and enjoy being home.
Luv Sandra

Anonymous said...

to dear Dainere I have been following your blog at school with my teacher Miss Rayfield. She has been reading your book to us.And at some stages of the book it makes me want to cry.Miss Rayfiled has writen on your blog a few times going under the name off Elizabeth Rayfield.We pray for u befor lunch and recces and I pray for u befor I go to bed.
Well I realy hope u can start to blog again soon but for now have a lot of rest.
love from Emily Abela
p.s I am the same age as u.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dainere and Family!

It's Tracey here from Train for the Brain Fun Run. I am so delighted to hear that you are back in Canberra Dainere, and I hope that you feeling much, much better. I have been following your blog and thinking of you lots.

Thank you for all the inspiration that you and the entire Anthoney family give me - and thank you to your brother, sister and Dad for being at the fun run back in November - it was a wonderful day and we all thought of you Dainere and your incredible strength, courage and compassion! :)

Hope to catch up with you all soon, but in the meantime - you take care Dainere, rest lots and enjoy the gorgeous rain we're having here in Canberra - remember, there is always a rainbow after the rain! :)

Much, much love
Tracey & Sanjeev!

Greg Jericho said...

Hi Daniere,

Just wanted to say I've been following your blog for a good while now. Hope Christmas sees you home and back writing.

Anonymous said...

to dearest dainere,
i am a student at st.brigids and miss rayfield is my teacher you may of heard her as elizabeth rayfield and you might of heard emily abela one of my close have inspired me are a brave girl and if i was in your position i would cry even though that wont help.miss rayfield reads your book to us,it touches our hearts and what emily said about praying for you .....we do, we always say WE PRAY FOR DAINERE. you are a smart,intelligent,pretty girl and god bless you and your family.

love always Sheryl-Lyn.Cross

Anonymous said...

Hello Dainere and Family

Congratulations that you are finally home. I know that you will all be happier and feel secure in your own city.

As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said "There's no place like home". She too was following the rainbow. Have you seen that movie? I bet you have. It's a classic all time favourite. Actually, so is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If you have a chance one day, you should watch those movies. They are wonderful.

Anyway, PRAYERS, THOUGHTS, and LOVE to you all, from Fran xxx

Anonymous said...

dear dainere i hope u are well in canberra i saw the comment sheryl put up and yes we are very close friends. i hear u have a friend called emily to i have seen the photo of her in ur book miss rayfield thinks she looks a bite like me so do i!
well keep smiling dainere and god bless u
love emily abela