Avahs actions speak louder than words

AVAH MOHAMMED celebrated her seventh birthday at the Cancer Council's Relay for Life in Casino last month.

She entered Relay to support two friends, and students from Casino High sang "Happy Birthday" to her in front of the crowd.

"We walked around (Queen Elizabeth Park) and I had on my fairy wings and fairy skirt," Avah (pictured) said.

"I went to Relay with my friend, Eleanor because her mum died from cancer and she was sad. When my friends are sad, I ask them what's wrong."

Mum, Sonia said that Avah cares about her friends and wanted to do Relay.

"We see by her actions and their reactions, that she understands the values of being a friend," Sonia said.

"Avah also did Relay for a really good friend of ours, Reece Manning, whose grandfather, John Hepton passed away from cancer during the year.

"Reece and his rugby team-mates get on so well with our girls. When we explained why John wasn't there anymore, she helped me make a St George banner in his honour."

Avah Mohammed proves that size doesn't matter; it's more of what's in your heart.



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