Manukau Courier : November 18th 2010
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Photo: JUSTIN LATIF By JUSTIN LATIF Top burns specialist Richard Wong She will miss part of his daughter s 13th birthday on December 3. But that s a sacrafice he is willing to make for his patients. Dr Wong She is asking you to con- sider paying a much smaller price to help the National Burn Centre get the equipment it desperately needs. He will be among those attending a Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust fundraising dinner on his daughter s big day. The evening is being held as part of the trust s Operation Heal -- a project aimed at raising $200,000 for a state of the art operating microscope. Dr Wong She says the microscope will make sure about 100 people a year receive the operations they need. It will help burn victims, breast cancer patients and those needing serious limb injuries repaired. What we re using now is almost a decade old and has fallen into states of disrepair, the father of two says. The new microscope allows us to take a block of tissue, transpose it and plumb it into the arteries and veins of a new part of the body. We have seven surgeons at the moment who specialise in this type of proceedure but only one and half older microscopes. It s like having a team of courier drivers but only bedford van for them all to use. One patient eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new microscope is 15-year-old Jimi Harper. The wall of his stomach was blown out by a stray 11,000 volt powerline and he s been waiting since 2003 for an oper- ation to properly repair it. The operation is not possible without this microscope, Dr Wong She says. So we will be able to finally fulfill that promise to Jimi and his family that we made seven years ago. Dr Wong She also had to skip his nine-year-old daughter s birthday this year because he was training junior doctors. Missing important family milestones is necessary when lives are at stake, he says. It s hard having to explain to my daughters why I missed their recitals, birthdays, and prize- givings. But I m willing to make these sacrifices because I know I can make a big difference. All the staff at National Burn Centre are now gearing up for their busiest time of the year. We see a definite peak about November, December and January. Holiday plus sun plus alcohol equals badness. So while the rest of the country is enjoying themselves -- we re dealing with the carnage. That s why we re asking the pub- lic to please help us to deliver the 21st century healthcare that it needs. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust will hold a corporate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Minister John Key will be interviewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Television personality and Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC and comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to put a few smiles on everyone's faces. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. Diners will enjoy a superb meal with complimentary beer from Lion Breweries and fine wine from Glengarry in a festive atmosphere. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre at the end of the function. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for a table of 10 or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on 5315910 for more information or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Board sets out 11 portfolios By DAVID TAURANGA Eleven activity portfolios have been established by the new Manurewa Local Board in preparation for its upcoming local plan and agreement. The portfolios include governance, planning and pol- icy, events, arts and culture, community and social well- being, Civil Defence emergency management, libraries and rec- reation, parks and reserves, town centres and streetscapes, transport, and economic and natural environment. Chairman Daniel Newman says he s confident the board s draft local plan will be in place and ready to be taken to the community for consultation by early next year. The board has also decided how it will incorporate the two Manurewa-Papakura ward councillors into its meetings. Officers will prepare a paper for the December meeting that recommends councillors Calum Penrose and Sir John Walker will be able to attend open meetings and board work- shops, sit at the table, and have speaking rights. While they won t have voting rights Mr Newman says the board wants to ensure the councillors are embedded into its deliberations and decision-making as much as possible. Prisoner is recaptured An escaped prisoner who s been on the run from police for almost two weeks is now back behind bars. Police found 26-year-old Perry Bristow at an apartment in Kelston in West Auckland on Monday at around 11pm. Bristow was one of two prisoners who fled from the Manukau District Court while being escorted by secur- ity guards from the cells to the courtroom on November 3. The other prisoner who escaped, Vincent Geros, was caught last week. Bristow appeared in court on Tuesday morning charged with escaping custody. He was initially arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies in Auckland. Go online to www.manukaucourier.co.nz to see Dr Richard Wong She explain why the National Burn Centre needs your money.
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