Hope’s win did her ‘world of good’
Hope Malik, 9, is a winner.
The St Francis Primary pupil recently won the ear clinic colouring competition at Starship hospital.
And as a reward for her efforts Hope will have her art displayed in a new mobile ear clinic to be donated to the hospital by Mercury Energy.
Hope says the words in the drawing represent what is important to her.
She also thinks winning the competition was “cool” because it took her mind off the time she spent in Starship recently because of a heart condition and several bouts of pneumonia.
The Balmoral schoolgirl was also excited that she could buy a camera after receiving a Westfield voucher for winning the competition.
Hope’s mum Melissa says receiving top prize in the competition did her the world of good.
“It was something positive she could take out of the hospital experience,” she says.
Mercury Energy retail operations manager Richard De Luca says they are thrilled Hope’s drawing will welcome families to the ear clinic.
The $165,000 mobile clinic has been built specifically for community settings.
It aims to help prevent recurring ear problems, which should reduce numbers of children being hospitalised.
Top drawer: St Francis Primary student Hope Malik with her design which will appear in the new Starship mobile ear clinic.