Paying it forward
Georgia Rouse is a firm believer of what goes around, comes around.
The Browns Bay teen says she wants to repay the kindness she was shown after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at age 5.
Georgia says her family and friends helped her get through two and a half years of treatment, until she went into remission at age 7.
Now the 18-year-old, a homeschool student, has been able to pay it forward after crafting a wig stand from solid wood thanks to the North Shore Woodturners Guild.
"If you receive help then, if you are able to give help, you should."
Once a week, Georgia travels to the Glenfield group's shed on Agincourt St as part of her homeschool curriculum.
She says the wig stand took about four hours to make.
The stand, and nine others made by other homeschool students, will be donated to cancer patients through charity group Look Good Feel Better.
The charity offers its services to women undergoing treatment for cancer, including makeovers and workshops.
In her time at the guild, Georgia has made a spinning top, cheese bowl and meat tenderiser, and has moved on to making pens out of acrylic.
Making the wig stand was rewarding, she says.
Working with members has been a lot of fun, she says, and is sad the term is almost over.
But Georgia plans to join, if possible.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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