Tuesday 21 March 2017

Eury cheers up sick Brazilian girl.

Heloísa (Lolo to her friends) is very unwell, and, although she lives in Brazil and has never heard of a Spoon-billed Sandpiper before, Rick's sister-in-law Catarina decided to take a copy of Eury the Spoon-billed Sandpiper and some other gifts to try and cheer her up. Lolo has been bravely fighting an auto-immune disease that is badly affecting her liver, keeping as cheerful as she can, for the past six years. Catarina further plans that, when Lolo is well enough, she will take her and her mum Nilza, to Disneyworld for a very special treat. 

This is Lolo with some other goodies we sent over; a spoony cuddly toy, Peter Rabbit book, a Wader Quest badge and sticker plus a spoony badge.
Lolo went back to hospital when Eury arrived in Brazil, but he was taken to meet her anyway. The story was read to her by Rick's niece Leila sitting on Lolo's hospital bed.

Leila reading the book to Lolo in hospital.

We hope that Eury has brightened up Lolo's days a little while she is battling this disease and suffering from the required treatment and we hope too that sooner, rather than later, she'll be feeling well enough to undertake the Disneyworld adventure.

Clearly one of the more tense moments in the story!
Thank you to Catarina Simpson for the photos and to Lolo's mother for permission to post them.

For information about acquiring your copy; click on the link Eury the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

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