Jimmy Drekore

​Bongre returns home

He was diagnosed with Stage 4b retinoblastoma.

He flew back at 3pm yesterday afternoon, with parents Sinta and Anton Peter, where he was met by Simbu Children’s foundation president, Jimmy Drekore.

SCF will be offering palliative care to Bongre.

This is the first SCF and also the first palliative care implemented in the country.

“Palliative care is more like welfare care,” said Michael Williams, SCF volunteer.

Drekore: I am proud to represent this beautiful country

Speaking to the media yesterday, he said: “Even though it’s Jimmy Drekore receiving the award, I will be proud to represent this beautiful country.”

Drekore founded the Simbu Children Foundation in 2005, which strives to provide hope for sick and disadvantaged children.

It is a charity that funds airfares, public transport and medical costs for sick village children from Chimbu Province to travel to the city and overseas hospitals for medical tests, treatment or operations that are unavailable locally.