Kensington residents deliver gifts for sick children at Fiona Stanley Hospital

(L-R) Indi Cusato (8) and her cousins Caitlyn and Ebony with Fiona Stanley Hospital paediatric patient Max.
(L-R) Indi Cusato (8) and her cousins Caitlyn and Ebony with Fiona Stanley Hospital paediatric patient Max.

AN eight-year-old Kensington resident’s trip to Fiona Stanley Hospital last year has turned into a gift-giving activity to patients, planned to be the first of many more.

Indi Cusato said she was in the hospital being treated for a salmonella infection last year when she realised she wanted to help the sick children.

“It wouldn’t be fair on the children if at Christmas they didn’t get any presents, but we did,” she said.

“I like doing this to help because when I had salmonella, I had all these people helping me.”

Accompanied by her two cousins, Indi delivered toys, books and stuffed animals for the children at Fiona Stanley Hospital’s paediatrics unit.

Indi said she wanted to deliver gifts again whenever she can, at least once a year.

“It made me feel happy that I’ve done something good,” she said.

Nurse unit manager Matthew Szabo said this selfless act brought many smiles to some little faces in the ward.

“It’s wonderful to see these children thinking about others and giving back to the community,” he said.

The remaining gifts were donated to the paediatrics play room.