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Girl jets out with hope

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Diviya Sudeshni Kumar is looking forward to ridding herself of a disability that has plagued her since she was five.

She flew out to Honolulu, Hawaii, to receive reconstructive surgery at the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Accompanied by her mother, Diviya is one of many young Fijians to receive specialised treatment at the hospital.

Shriners Hospital country representative Rob Leacock said two other children returned from Hawaii this week.

"On Monday four-year-old Saimone Baleiwai of Lautoka returned after surgery to correct his club foot," he said."He and his mother Milika Ani returned after being there for 4 months.

"Also returning was seven-year-old Inaya Khan of Ba. She also had surgery to correct a club foot and was able to celebrate her 7th birthday in Honolulu."

Mr Leacock said Diviya would remain in Hawaii for the next five months.








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