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Mum Overjoyed As Son, 10, Bestowed New Lease Of Life

“As mothers or fathers, we sometimes feel that it might just be a little fever and will get better in time, it might be in some cases, but getting them checked will do no harm. A simple decision of ours can save the lives of our children.”
27 Sep 2022 12:00
Mum Overjoyed As Son, 10, Bestowed New Lease Of Life
From left: Peni Bukete with Malakai Junior, mother Unaisi Nadroi and father Sunia Naulago after he was discharged from the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani children’s hospital in Suva on September 26. Photo: Nolishma Narayan

This is the most precious gift I could have ever asked God for.

These were the words of Unaisi Nadroi, the mother of 10-year-old Peni Bukete, who received his new lease on life on September 21.

Ms Nadroi celebrated her 31st birthday with great excitement at the Sri Sanjeevani Hospital after discovering her son was safe and in good health.

“I was a restless mother ever since finding out that my son had a hole in his heart and I couldn’t stop praying to God,” she said.

 

“It was one of the normal Friday’s for my family in March when my son got sick. I thought it was just fever which might go away soon, but later at night it kept getting worse so we took him to hospital.”

“We got him tested and did all that was needed so he was getting better with time and were then referred to Lautoka Hospital being told that he needs to go under echocardiogram.”

“In August we were called in to get my son checked by the Sri Sanjeevani Hospital team who were visiting.

“When I took my son for his check-up I was so worried and wished all was well, but was left speechless when I got to know about my son’s condition.

 

“From birth till 10 years of age, he never got admitted at hospital and this sudden sickness had given me news that no mother wants to hear.”

The mother of two children said Sri Sanjeevani Hospital was like an answered prayer to parents and she would forever be thankful.

“If it wasn’t for the hospital, I don’t know how things would be. The staff at the hospital had not only taken care of our basic needs but also been our support. They never let us lose hope.”

 

Ms Nadroi said the gift of life her son has received would be celebrated every year from next year.

She encouraged parents to notice their children’s behaviour and get them checked if needed.

“As mothers or fathers, we sometimes feel that it might just be a little fever and will get better in time, it might be in some cases, but getting them checked will do no harm. A simple decision of ours can save the lives of our children.”

 

Story By: nolishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj



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