|17 Aug 2023|
|Visitors to The Mitre|
We ran a short article last week about a get-together event organised by a number of Founders ODs, in support of Barry & Shirley Emms, for their younger son Hunter who has a tumor on the brain. Barry is the head of English at the College. Hunter has an elder brother, Finley. Finley is at the Prep and Hunter, in the Pre-Prep. Hunter visits The Mitre with his mother every morning, for coffee at Zees Coffee Shop in The Mitre Lounge. Hunter popped in today to give us the good news about his condition to say his tumour was shrinking (he recently had treatment for it).
"We are relieved to see there are some signs of degeneration (of the tumour) and pray the medical team are happy and for continued shrinking in the months ahead. We have held such fear for so long, that today, while great news, it doesn't bring elation, but relief. We long for the day when we can celebrate a dead tumour. But for today we know we can hold our breath a little less and live in hope that time and life is on our side. Thanks for everyone’s steadfast support and prayer. We’ll fill you in when the team reports back!"
Hunter has always enjoyed visiting Founders House in the morning, where his dad is a Deputy House Director. It's there that we enjoy our regular discussions, walking in the quad, on the stones (avoiding inbetween spaces) and checking the flora and shrubs in the tubs, especially if they have those strange-looking white fuzzy tree branch bugs (grylloprociphilus imbricatorni).
This young man has an indomitable spirit that is a source of great inspiration to anyone around him.
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