Danny Cu­bis and Corey

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.

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