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Monday, 26 November 2012

McWilliam McCloud and my Dad

McWilliam McCloud is very special to me, he's inspired by my Dad, and named after him as well.

As long as I can remember, my dad has had a big bushy moustache.  Later in his life it started getting loads of different colours, browns, reds, whites.....

After he was diagnosed with his 3rd type of cancer in his lifetime, 1 being prostate cancer when I was only in Grade 8, bladder cancer last year, and June of 2012 with Lung Cancer, I knew that he would probably lose his trademark moustache.

He's fighting the biggest battle of his life at the moment, 6 rounds of chemo and 2 weeks of intense radiation later, he lost all his hair....but the moustache is slowly growing back, completely white...softer than before, but still, it's coming back.

My Dad and Wiantjie, my son March 2012
We don't know the outcome of it all yet, and he's still very sick and weak; but we're hopeful, we're believing in miracles....and we are praying a lot.

This is a dedication to the most loving person I've ever met, the most brave and majestic man I'll ever know.....I love you Dad (Brig. William Thomas Venter).

I always have, and I always will.  You are always on my mind, and forever in my prayers.....the fight will still be a big one, but I know that Poeksie can do it.



  1. Your little cloud is adorable and a great tribute to your father. I wish him all the best in his journey to beat cancer!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your father! May he continue on the road to recovery! HUGS

  3. I love this so much! super cute cloud idea. All the best for you and your family