As with most of the rest of the world New Zealanders are finding things tough this year and most are cutting down on their spending.
On Wednesday evening on one of our current affairs programmes there was a young boy with the most amazing buck teeth. His orthodontist said they were the worst he had ever seen. The poor lad even seemed to have trouble talking and was being bullied. Not only is orthodontist work needed but operations on his jaw as well.
Last night we heard that $99,000.00 had been donated. This is an amazing amount. A trust has been set up and a car was bought for the family so that the father can get him to his appointments. We also learnt that his sister needs orthodontist work as well but she wasn't willing to go on national television.
The spirit of goodwill is alive and thriving and this will be life changing for the family.