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MHCC Christmas For Cancer Survivors

After surviving brain tu­mour for the past two years, Lagilagi Locking­ton is glad to be able to spend an­other Christmas with his family. The 16-year-old student from Marist Champagnat said
06 Dec 2016 11:00
MHCC Christmas For Cancer Survivors
FMembers of the Fiji Cancer Society enjoy their Christmas dinner hosted by Carpenters MHCC. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

After surviving brain tu­mour for the past two years, Lagilagi Locking­ton is glad to be able to spend an­other Christmas with his family.

The 16-year-old student from Marist Champagnat said he was very excited to spend his Christ­mas with his grandparents and family.

With a bright smile on his face, he wished that he could go to New Zealand to see the Kiwis at the zoo. The young cancer survivor from Cunningham is among the 24 children from WOWs Kids Fiji who attended the special annual dinner organised by the manage­ment of MHCC yesterday.

Lagilagi was glad to spend the evening with his mother and sis­ter, along with a few members of the Fiji Cancer Society and WOWS Kids Fiji.

Deepak Chand, Assistant Com­plex manager of MHCC said the special initiative was possible through the sponsorship of a few local business houses.

Unfortunately, he said out of the 32 kids who were invited, only 24 showed up. But he is thank­ful that the kids were able to en­joy with the gifts and prizes that were handed out by Santa Claus at the event.

“This dinner was specifically for the children who are cancer sur­vivor,” said Chand.

He said the dinner was to re­mind the children of how impor­tant they were and to celebrate the joyous event as a family.

Chand said another special Christmas dinner will be held tomorrow for children from vari­ous orphan homes.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

monica.aguilar@fijisun.com.fj

 

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