Nicky says thank you

Visiting Waikato Hospital was an emotional return for Nicky Cameron, according to today’s NZ Herald.

The 33-year-old Auckland artist, originally from Tauhei, visited the emergency department where doctors and nurses saved her life in August last year.

At the time she was staying with her mother, and, after feeling unwell was rushed to hospital. An emergency caesarean was performed to deliver baby Billy, who died shortly afterwards.

She wanted to thank the medical staff in person and returned to do that.

“I just said ‘thank you’ a million times,” she told the paper’s Natalie Akoorie. “It was great to be able to talk to them and get their perspective on what happened that night.”

She also presented staff with a painting for the paediatric ward.
The first anniversary of Billy’s death on September 1 would be hard but the couple plan to buy presents and donate them to charity.

“I don’t want him to be forgotten. I want people to know he existed.”

Read the whole story here.

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One thought on “Nicky says thank you

  • July 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Hi, I was in the bed next to Nicky in Auckland ICU and my wife Susan received a lot of help and support from Nicky’s family, and particularly Nicky’s mother, whose surname we don’t know. Is it possible someone on this site knows and could direct us to Nicky’s Mum so we could both thank her for all the support she gave my wife while going through such a traumatic time with her daughter.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Dave Saunders


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