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Whangarei Leader : May 21st 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 INSIDE E-EDITION Life saver Leap of faith Money talk Milford Track On principle Couple stands firm in wake of accommodation controversy -- P3 Lions make a heart-felt donation -- P5 Spiritual teacher in a strange land -- P15 Check out this week's Money's Worth column by Rob Stock -- winner of the business reporter category at this year's Canon Media Awards -- P20 David Webster walked the Milford Track in February. Go to whangareileader.co.nz to see his story and photos. Click Latest Edition. Fight for the kids By DENISE PIPER Happy family: Little battlers Zion Inch and Storm Gabolinscy, with younger brother Lucion Phillips, both have life-threatening illnesses. HAVING one child with a life-threatening illness is enough to make many famil- ies crumble. But One Tree Point mother Dana Gabolinscy is struggling to make ends meet with two of her chil- dren fighting different life- threatening conditions. Zion, 13, and Storm, 8, were born perfectly healthy. But all that changed in 2011. Zion was playing touch rugby with his friends in November 2011 when he started to feel faint and had difficulty breathing after slamming down a try. Dana rushed him to White Cross where his heart was found to be beating super fast, giving him cardiac arrest-type symptoms. There were two more incidents he was diagnosed with Sinus Ventricular Tachycardia, a fault in his heart that causes it to sud- denly race up to 240 beats per minute. Zion had surgery to fix the condition last month but his heart did not react well. Last week he was rushed back to hospital with crush- ing chest pains. Doctors are not exactly sure what is wrong and expect to operate on him again this week. But Zion also has a lot of concern for his younger sis- ter Storm, who also became unwell in 2011 with rashes, stiffness and swollen ankles and knees. She was taken to doctors 17 times that year but they were unable to diagnose a problem. She was on holiday with her father when her con- dition got bad and doctors at Kaitaia Hospital consulted experts at Starship chil- dren s hospital. Storm was diagnosed with Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, a con- dition where the immune system attacks healthy cells. Vital organs can also be affected. This type of JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) is life- threatening. If it s not con- trolled it attacks the lungs, liver and membrane around the heart, Dana says. The condition is rare in New Zealand -- just four oth- ers have been diagnosed with it. Dana says Storm often hides her pain and pushes herself to attend class at One Tree Point School, which she loves. I m a proud mum. At a Kids With Arthritis event her advice was: Just keep smiling and be happy . Treatment includes many trips to Starship and a wide range of medication, includ- ing twice-weekly injections which Storm does herself. Dana says the family is fortunate Storm s current medications are subsidised but unless her body starts reacting better to them she will need to move on to dif- ferent treatments which can cost up to $1000 a week. Fundraising has started for the children s medical treatment, with Project Storm launched by Dana s cousin Jacki McKay, known to the kids as Auntie Jacki. But Storm s fragile con- dition has prompted Dana and her partner Rawiri to think harder about their wedding plans. They were hoping to tie the knot last year but put things on hold because Storm was in hospital. Money is also tight because Dana had to leave her job so she could take the children to their medical appointments. The family moved to One Tree Point from Tikipunga at the start of the year to be closer to Rawiri s work. But they have decided it is important to have the wed- ding while Storm is able to attend. A date has been set for December 14 at Taipa, with the reception venue and catering both being heavily discounted. HOW YOU CAN ALSO HELP Jacki McKay says she has got behind Project Storm because the family does not deserve all that has happened to them. A bank account, number 03 1538 0018901 00, has been set up for Storm's medical treatment and donations can go to Bream Bay Office Services, Westpac Ruakaka or be posted to PO Box 31, Ruakaka. Donations of items for raffles are also appreciated, as are petrol vouchers for the family to get to Starship. Email projectstormnz @gmail.com for more details.
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