Date: Monday 14 January 2013
CHRISTMAS CHEER CONTINUES FOR WAIKIDS PATIENTS
Caption: Two-year-old cancer patient Atia Haenga Te Wheoro opens her gift from Genesis Energy alongside her mother Jamie Haenga and 6-year-old sister Taimania Haenga Te Wheoro.
Christmas cheer continues into the New Year for children having treatment at Waikato Hospital’s Waikids Day Stay thanks to staff from Genesis Energy in Hamilton.
During the Christmas and New Year period, 21 boys and girls between one and 14 years old are having infusions, tests, reviews, chemotherapy and other challenging treatments; a tough time made more bearable by the opening of elaborate toys and treats tailored to their age and gender.
This is the second year in a row that Genesis Energy employees have donated generous gifts to Waikids. The idea was planted by Genesis Energy employee Lorraine Kiesanowski who expressed a passion for local generosity.
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