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Visit brings smiles on child's face

Mere Naleba
Sunday, August 03, 2014

A SURPRISE visit by the Laughing Samoans and the Tae Kami — Walk On Walk Strong foundation gave a three-year-old boy a reason to smile as he prepares for chemotherapy tomorrow.

Eliki Tuvilo of Labasa was admitted at the CWM Hospital last Monday and immediately had to undergo an operation as a cancerous tumour was found in his scrotum.

His mother Mere Lobe said the support from the WOWS foundation had been overwhelming and her son had done remarkably well after the operation.

"He is just outgoing as before, he is eating well and is always in a joyful mood," she said.

Ms Lobe and her son were all smiles as Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea'i along with Sina Kami, who lost her daughter to cancer and soon after found herself establishing a foundation that will be able to assist children suffering from cancer with treatment, visited them in hospital yesterday.

"I could not believe it at first when the nurses told us to expect them (Laughing Samoans) coming to visit all the cancer patients here," Ms Lobe said.

"My son is too young to know who they are but I will definitely keep one of the pictures that were taken today and will show him when he is old enough."

WOWS founder Sina Kami also made the visit a more pleasant one after announcing a special bus had been arranged to pick up cancer patients who are admitted at the hospital as well as those who have been visiting the hospital for reviews and clinics.

"They (cancer patients and their parents) will be our chief guests at tonight's event (last night).

"The front row seats are for them," Mrs Kami said.

The Fresh off Da Blane was a sure hit last night as tickets were sold out two days away from the event.

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