grateful for 'permanent, positive connection' through scheme
Big buddy Shane Brown and little buddy Isaac Afoa have a special bond and friendship.
Isaac was just six years old when he was orphaned. His mum died suddenly, and then, just five weeks later, his dad passed away from aggressive throat cancer.
"What I remember of dad is he was big, he was a bear, he was kind and never yelled. Mum, she was caring," he said.
His grandma, Shirley Afoa, said his parents were his world.
"For any child at that age, they are their world, and especially watching his dad being so sick and having to say goodbye to his dad at a young age, it was a very destroying thing for a young boy," she said.
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