When a World Champion drops by

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OUR HERO IS HOME: Our very own W.B.O. Heavyweight Champion visits the sick children and bringing them smiles of which were signs of temporary relief.

OUR HERO IS HOME: Our very own W.B.O. Heavyweight Champion visits the sick children and bringing them smiles of which were signs of temporary relief. (Photo: Digicel)

The smiles on their faces said it all.

Although many of them were in pain, W.B.O heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker, brought temporary relief when he paid an unexpected visit on Friday.

The world champion who is in the country for a few days visited with Digicel Samoa, of which he is the Brand Ambassador.

He was only too happy to pose for pictures and hand out gifts.

“It was a real humble experience for me to come last year and visit the kids just before Christmas,” he said. 

The smiles with the World Champ during his visit.
The smiles with the World Champ during his visit.
The smiles with the World Champ during his visit.
The smiles with the World Champ during his visit.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.
GREAT TREAT: Children’s ward lit up with smiles when the Lupesoli’ai Joseph Parker paid a visit to the children.

“So coming over this time, I knew I wanted to visit them again. It’s always great to come back and have Digicel’s support in organizing things like this." 

“There is nothing more rewarding than to see the smile on these young kids faces with these simple gestures.”

The visit followed the launch of Digicel’s cancer awareness programme where Parker was appropriately dressed in pink.

At the hospital, Lupesoliai Parker’s visit made the day for four-year-old Jayden Roebeck, who is diagnosed with leukemia.

“It was a great treat for Jayden, he is a big fan of Joseph Parker so he was really happy that he got to take photos with him.”

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