Burn victim’s road to rehabilitation

Kua rongo a Matthew Nom, tekau mā rua noa iho ōna tau, ki nga taumaha o aitūa i tana pākiatanga e te ringa o Hinemahuika. E rima tekau ōrau o tōna tinana i kainga e te ahi. I whakaaro ngā tākuta e kore ia e ora tonu, engari hei ngā iwa marama i muri mai, kei konei tonu aia. Kei a Aroha Treacher tēnei pūrongo.

E hia ngā pokanga, kiri uhi anō hoki kua takina atu rā ki a Matthew Nom, e ora tonu ai ia.

E ai ki te māmā o Mathew a Hineari Nom, “It's been long and hard but we've learnt about ourselves through it all, just how strong we are and especially about our boy he's something else.”

I tō rātou kainga i tērā Oketopa, i hiahia a Matthew ki te tahu i tō rātou umu o waho.

“The wood was wet so he and his brother decided to get some accelerant from the shed and they were squirting it on the fire and the container it was in, blew up,” hei tā Hinari.

I whakapuāki mai a Mathew ngā whakaritenga o taua rā, “I ran up onto the deck and was trying to turn the hose on but I couldn't because it was tight and I ran inside into the bathroom and I turned the tap on and I was trying to get water out of the sink to go on me and Henry turned the shower on and I just hopped in the shower and I was screaming to get Emma to call an ambulance.”

Ā, hipa te kōtahi wiki ka oho ake ia i te hōhipera, kei reira tōna māmā, nānā tōna tūranga mahi i whakarere kia noho ai he taituara mō tana tama.

Hei tā Hineari, “Trying to do new stuff and relearn things over again has been hard in the beginning but he's met all those challenges with absolute strength and determination and my boy is my hero.”

He mahi nui kei mua tonu i a ia kia hoki atu ki te kāinga, engari e tūmanako ana te whānau mā tēnei e ara anō te wairua tupato mō te ahi.