Kiwis lauded for ‘incredibly thoughtful’ hospital visit

Written by Bob on July 17th, 2014

By Christopher Reynolds / Whitehorse Daily Star
July 16, 2014

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – The haka – a fearsome Maori warrior dance – wouldn’t seem to mesh well with compassion. But New Zealand proved the two go hand in hand this week.

The haka – a fearsome Maori warrior dance – wouldn’t seem to mesh well with compassion. But New Zealand proved the two go hand in hand this week.

Two team leaders stopped in at the B.C. Children’s Hospital last week to lift the spirits of Marek Stehelin, a young patient from Whitehorse.

Marek, who turns three in October, is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

“We know that those battles are tougher than what ours are at the moment,” said assistant coach Jarrad Martin.

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