Rory Gardiner is the middle son of Leigh Honnor and Sean Gardiner. Rory is 17 years old, little brother to Sam who is 19 and big brother to Colt who is 8. Rory currently attends Inglewood High School in Taranaki.
In March 2009 Rory (age 6) was diagnosed with cancer. Shockingly two Medulloblastoma brain tumours were detected via MRI scan. Rory endured seven operations, 31 sessions of high dose radiotherapy and four cycles of high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue.
He completed treatment in December 2009 and has been in remission since January 2010. In March 2014 he reached five years from diagnosis and is considered 'safe' from relapse.
Unfortunately Rory suffers many late effects as a result of the cancer and its treatment. His family continue to live one day at a time and work hard to ensure he has an exceptional life.
Leigh and Sean have so much to deal with their friends wanted to provide support, and financial assistance. This site has been set up to share Rory's journey.
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