Caption: Hon. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the new Walk On, Walk Strong Kids Fiji Resource Centre at Rewa Street in Suva .Photo:SUPPLIED.
The new Walk On, Walk Strong Kids Fiji Resource Centre opened on Friday January 30, by Prime Minister Josaia Bainimarama was “a dream come true” for children suffering from cancer.
Many of these children have now passed on including Tae Kami, the 15 year old girl from Tonga whose strength and courage led to the formation of the Tae Kami Foundation.
Tae’s mum, Sina Kami, who has been at the forefront of getting the resource centre up and running with the WOWS Kids (Fiji), an affiliate of the foundation, thanked the Government for working with them and encouraged the private sector to get involved.
“It was the dream of a child that has become your dream to help the children here with us and of course, some are in the hospital,” Mrs Kami said.
She highlighted that when the foundation started its work in Fiji in 2006 it was in the capacity to support the Fiji Cancer Society by putting funds to help the children.
“It was last year we got the green light to register as a separate organization and this is through the support of the people here,” Mrs Kami added.
WOWS Kids Fiji was set up to complement the treatment that children are receiving from the paediatric oncology services in our hospitals.
Families of children who are suffering from cancer are given moral support and strength by WOWS Kids which in recent years has gained popularity through their efforts to raise funds to make the final moments of the young cancer patients a little easier.
The resource centre is based in Rewa Street, Samabula.