Danny Cubis and Corey
I note (February 24) a happy resolution to the housing concerns of Danny Cubis, who was worried he would be forced out of the state house he has occupied for 20 years and that this would have an adverse impact on his severely disabled foster son, Corey.
Congratulations to Kapi-Mana News for highlighting this story in the first place.
My suspicion is that if your newspaper had not done so, other media would not have picked up on the story and the outcome might not have been so satisfactory for Mr Cubis.
It was interesting that under the glare of television publicity Housing New Zealand was able to confirm Mr Cubis would be able to remain in his house.
My point in writing really is to remark on what an amazing person Mr Cubis is, by the sounds of things.
Certainly Corey owes his quality of life to him.
How Corey would have ended up in life but for Mr Cubis’ involvement is frightening to contemplate.
It seems Mr Cubis has dedicated the major part of his life to raising Corey, even if it has cost him money, prospects and possibly even his marriage along the way.
It would be very appropriate if Mr Cubis was to receive some sort of recognition in the next honours list. If a Queen’s Service Medal is awarded for service to the community, then he would seem to fit perfectly.
I hope someone takes the time to forward his nomination.