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Foundation gives $30k to children for medical treatment in Hawaii

The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation presented a cheque of $30,000 to Hilton Organization in Suva today. Vodafone Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer Pradeep Lal said the funds provided will be assisting travelling expenses of children and parents who will be receiving medical treatment in Hawaii. LAL: “We are happy to present a cheque of thirty thousand […]

Staff Writers

May 10, 2016 11:45 am

The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation presented a cheque of $30,000 to Hilton Organization in Suva today.

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Vodafone Fiji CEO Pradeep Lal with Hilton Special School students during the presentation. (Allison Penjueli/ Newswire).

Vodafone Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer Pradeep Lal said the funds provided will be assisting travelling expenses of children and parents who will be receiving medical treatment in Hawaii.

LAL: “We are happy to present a cheque of thirty thousand dollars which will be used by the school to send a number of children here for medical treatment. We will assist in passports, visa and travel expenses.”

CEO Pradeep added that in the past years, some children had stayed in Hawaii for almost 6months for treatment and recovery. He said that though accommodation is provided, the parent of the child will have to provide for the day-to-day expenses.

Mrs Sisi Mokubula of Moturiki Island the parent of 12-year-old Simione Ratulailai who also received medical treatment in Hawaii last year.  She added that she is grateful for Vodafone Fiji Foundation for their help and support to children with disabilities over the years.

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12-year-old Simione Ratulailai and his mother Mrs. Mokubula. Simione had received medical treatment last year in Hawaii through Vodafone ATH Foundation funding. (Allison Penjueli/ Newswire).

MOKUBULA: “After twelve years of my son walking with a limp leg, we went to Hawaii for his operation in December of last year. So it was a gift to him and also our family. It is a blessing to us. We are thankful for the sponsors for it because now my son is no longer walking with a limping foot.”

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Executive Officer Ambalika Kutty said that the children will be receiving medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The foundation has spent over $18 million in various charitable projects in Fiji for the past thirteen years.

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