louie_party.jpgYesterday my brother and his wife held a family party for Louie. For years now we’ve said how we’d celebrate once he got the proper all clear. I’ve always said I’d buy him a bottle of champagne. Everyone had the same idea and there was enough champagne to water the whole street. My sister- in-law is a brilliant, creative cook and she laid on a feast. My 4 year old niece said it was a banquet.

Louie had bought his old iPhone to give to my 14 year old niece. They opened up the old messages. The 1st message they came across was the email inviting him in to talk about the trial back in December 2011.

The banner in the pic was made by my 13 year old niece. She thought that April Fool’s Day, in a year with 13 in it was an extraordinary day to get good news.

The ages ranged from 78 years to 7 months. The sun shone with proper heat for the first time in months. It was a really happy afternoon.

This entry was originally published April 7, 2013 on The Hepatitis C Trust. Reprinted with permission.