Central Leader : March 23rd 2011
6 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS WIN A SHARE OF 72 000OF WORLD TR AVEL Spend $50 in one day at Westfield and you could discover the globe. 4 world trips of your choice plus 12 Mystery BreaksTM . Te e Te e Ter rm r rm ms san an nd d d dC Co Co Cond nd ndiit it itiio ions ns apply. See Customer Service or westfield.co.nz/stlukes for detail ils. WES/CL/1017 Ends 6pm Sunday 3 April 2011. w we we west st stfi fi fi fiel eld d.co.nz/stlukes ASB POLYFEST 2011 Polyfest Proud moment: Tapusina and his mother Maiava Alesana after the Onehunga High School Polyfest performance. Cultural performance: Avondale College perform on the Tonga stage. CONTINUED Page 7 By JUSTIN LATIF Grass dance: Epsom Girls perform on the Cook Island stage. Watching your son lead his cultural group at Polyfest would make most mothers proud. But Maiava Alesana has an extra reason to be happy. Three years ago it looked like she might not even live to see her boy leave school. Doctors had discovered a massive tumour in her bowel and it required a full hyster- ectomy and then a course of chemotherapy. The surgery went to plan but then she had a heart attack, despite no history of cardiac problems. She says what followed has astounded doctors. Amazingly I was out of hospital within two weeks andIwasbackatworka month later. I've fully recovered and it can only be God that has enabled this.'' The Samoan mother decided to write a song about her experience in her native language as a way to say thank you to friends, family and God for getting her through the life-threatening illness.
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