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Xmas 2012 message from family of Turangi assault victim

Xmas 2012 message from the family of the Turangi assault victim

Christmas time is approaching. It is a time of joyful family gatherings in snowy Europe or at the beach in New Zealand.

However, for us - and some Kiwis - it will also be a time of dreadful memories.

One year after the drama, our daughter is fine. She recovered quickly and enjoys her first year at school, playing happily with her friends. Time passed by quickly and helped us get back to normal life. When her two new teeth finally grow, it will be even easier not to remember.

The memories fade, but we will never forget the incredible support from the hospital staff, police, organisations and most of all the support of individual people in their letters, emails, toys and donations. We will never forget the warmth and hospitality of the families who hosted us through the weeks after.

In these conditions trust in people returns quickly. You Kiwis are just special!

Keep it and cherish your uniqueness.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and relaxing summer holidays!

To read more www.waikatodhb.health.nz/turangi

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