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USS Coast Guard Crew Visit Children’s Ward

The children admitted at the Colonial War Memorial hospital were happy to meet the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon crew that turned up to meet them on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
15 Dec 2013 02:28

The children admitted at the Colonial War Memorial hospital were happy to meet the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon crew that turned up to meet them on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon arrived at the Suva Port  on Tuesday.

The crew read stories to the children and cleaned the park behind the Children’s ward

Inoke Cakausisi said she was happy to see her niece happy.

“My nephew was in pain last night (Wednesday) but today (Thursday) I am happy because I saw him smiling when one crew member was reading to him,” said Ms Cakausisi.

“I am glad that they were allowed to come and be with the children. Even if it was just for a short of time, we were happy that they made our children smile and laugh despite feeling pain.”

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon officer, seaman Melissa Ball said she      was happy to be part of the visit.

“It feels good to read to the children and I am glad to be here. It is a short visit but I hope to one day come back,” seaman Ball said.

“I am loving the weather here and Fiji is a beautiful place. I will cherish the experience I gained while here.”

They are leaving the country today.

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward

USS Coastguard visit Children's ward




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