Well we left the house securely locked and garden watered.There is a heat wave on its way and we are happy to miss it. We are sad to leave the city that has given us such a great welcome and of course Tal his new feet. Tal was very excited to be going home.
We arrived at St LOUIS in time for lunch and then onto Chicago for snacks before leaving 8-30 for the UK.
We were pleased to see a new British Airways plane waiting for us.
We were even more pleased to get an upgrade to premium class with bulkhead seats… result!
Although we left at 8-05 pm for a six hour flight Gethin only had a short nap .We arrived at 9-30am UK time which for us was 3-00 in the morning.There was quite a welcome…. Andrew, Jessie and Isabelle,Victoria, Rob and Avalon with balloons and banners!
There was a general commotion of hugs and photos.
Tal was keen to show off his new skills.
The girls were very excited.
We decided to celebrate with coffee and donuts while Jon’s car was fetched from the parking.
After a strong black coffee they were ready to go for the drive back to Wales.
We have heard Claire’s family, other Nanny and Grandad, brother , sisters and families were waiting for them in Wales. Hopefully tonight they will sleep well because there is work tomorrow and a school appointment to sort out Tal’s place for September.
Thank you all for following this adventure, your comments have encouraged me to keep going.To keep up with Tal’s progress check his web site from time to time. We hope you enjoyed the video.
We all look forward to going back to a life of anonymity but will continue supporting the other children heading to St Louis for SDR.
We hope the treatment will become well established in the UK but regret that UK kids will no longer have the experience of going to St Louis and meeting the wonderful people there.