January 14, 2013
See the video of Paige's day with the Roughriders' Cheer Team.
|The SaskTel Pioneers helped make little Paige Hansen's wish come true when she met and performed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Cheer Team.|
The SaskTel Pioneers have a reputation for spreading good cheer throughout Saskatchewan. Along the way, they touch the lives of many people.
For the most part, it is not possible to gage the extent to which a good deed has moved someone.
But every now and then, a story comes along which serves as a reminder that the work they do is making a difference.
Bob Hume, a SaskTel retiree and President of the Yorkton Pioneer Club, was recently giving a presentation about ‘Giving Books’ in Sturgis. Giving Books have interesting, colorful and fun learning activities that inspire children to give back to the world.
As he made his presentation, Bob could not help but notice a little blonde girl who was listening intently to the presentation with a big smile.
“When it came to the point in the presentation when Bob asked if anyone knew about the SaskTel Pioneers and what they do, well this little girl named Paige Hansen raised her hand up right away,” said Darrell Liebrecht, Pioneer Manager.
“He asked her what she knew about the Pioneers. She said the Pioneers helped make her wish come true – to meet and perform with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Cheer Team. She was very excited to tell her story.”
The story began when Darrell had his annual meeting with the Children's Wish Foundation, an organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
”I still don’t have the right words to express my thanks. Bless you all and what you did to make Paige's dream come to life! Right before she was to go out and perform she looked at the SOLD OUT crowd and whispered to me, "Mommy feel my heart beating *boom boom boom*, but I can do this right?"