Wel­come home Sara

Northern Pen - - FRONT PAGE - FROM A1

She says it was a con­tin­u­ous ef­fort at the hos­pi­tal to re­solve the is­sues.

They were now clear to re­turn home.

They flew to St. John’s on Aug. 30, where Sara re­ceived fol­lowup care at the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, and then made the jour­ney back to the North­ern Penin­sula.

Now that Sara is back home, there were lots of happy faces to meet her.

At first, she was a lit­tle bit shy, cling­ing to her dad and hid­ing her face from the crowd.

“She’s just not used to so many peo­ple,” said Danielle. “But she was more ex­cited when she got in the car and had her bal­loons. And there was a pa­rade, so she was quite ex­cited.”

Af­ter the pa­rade, when they ar­rived at the town hall for the re­cep­tion, the big bright con­ta­gious smile that ev­ery­one knows was back on Sara’s face to greet ev­ery­one there wait­ing.

There she re­ceived two gift bags while lots of hugs and smiles were ex­changed on the joy­ous oc­ca­sion.

Sara will now get to spend her birth­day home in Main Brook as she turns four on Sept.18.

She has a Janeway visit sched­uled for Oc­to­ber.

The Main Brook town coun­cil and the recreation com­mit­tee or­ga­nized the event.

Danielle thanked the peo­ple of Main Brook for their sup­port.

“Ab­so­lutely amaz­ing to­day and we’ve al­ways got­ten such amaz­ing sup­port from this com­mu­nity,” she said. “Ever since we found out about Sara’s con­di­tion, they backed us 100 per cent and this just goes to show how amaz­ing the town is.”

STEPHEN ROBERTS/THE NORTH­ERN PEN PHOTO

Danielle Gal­gay-Smith, Dave Smith and Sara Smith were greeted by Ticker Tom.

STEPHEN ROBERTS/THE NORTH­ERN PEN PHOTO

The Smith fam­ily is greeted by a large crowd as they ar­rive out­side of Main Brook. At first, Sara was a lit­tle bit shy.

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