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‘You Will Go To School’

‘You Will Go To School’
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Maraya Grace, 6, at the Lautoka Hospital yesterday.
February 22
10:03 2015

Prayers by Maraya Grace’s parents to get her a wheelchair were answered instantly.

Who better to answer that call then our very own Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.

The PM took time from  his busy schedule and stopped over at the Lautoka Hospital to visit the children admitted.

Maraya, 6, was paid a special visit from the Prime Minister who brought along a wheelchair to present to her.

The wheelchair was donated by businessman Hitesh Nagindas of Nadi.

The Year One student was admitted at the Lautoka Hospital and a leg amputated following an accident two weeks ago where a suspended driver allegedly hit her.

Maraya had only just started Year One at the Lautoka Methodist School, when struck by the vehicle.

The Prime Minister came to know about Maraya after reading the Fiji Sun yesterday.

“I read the article of Maraya in the Fiji Sun and straight away arranged for a wheelchair to be delivered to her personally,” the PM said.

Maraya had been telling her parents all she wanted to do was go to school again.

Standing by the bed, Mr Bainimarama urged Maraya to be strong and told her that she would return to school soon.

“You stay strong and not to worry you will be returning to school soon with your new wheelchair,” he said.

Proud dad Mosese Duilomaloma was speechless when he learned of the PM’s visit.

“When I first got the call I was happy; the wheelchair was definitely something that we were planning to buy but knowing that it was expensive it would be a bit hard to buy it,” Mr Duilomaloma said.

“I thank the Prime Minister for his kind donation to my daughter’s health. This has really meant a lot to the family.”

Mr Duilomaloma said the donation would boost Maraya immensely.

“I believe that this will encourage Maraya in a way where she will try and recover quickly to return to school.

“Again words cannot describe our gratitude to the Prime Minister and to Mrs Bainimarama as well,” he said.

After seeing Grace the Prime Minister also visited other children in the ward.

varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 

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