Shine Newsletter Issue 14

My Cinderella Niece

Robyn Shares a “Shining” story….

I was lucky enough to spend a delightful mother’s day weekend in Sydney recently and shared wonderful times with my daughter. Since I sold my florist shop which I had for 18 years, mother’s day has become a very valued event in my life. It is also a sad day because it was on this day two years ago we lost my darling sister, who gave up her struggle with life.

Her beautiful fifteen year old daughter was feeling weighed down with the thought of spending mother’s day without her precious mum whom she loved and had supported so much. They had a very close relationship and Tyler was especially not looking forward to Sunday. She is also a young girl who loves the show “The Voice” and had formed a special twitter friendship with Rachael Leahcar from Adelaide. and Viktoria Bolonia.

She had told them about her tragic loss and how very sad she was feeling and they now talk each day. They passed her story on to Delta. Tyler was also feeling sad for her idol, Delta, who had been receiving some negative publicity. She wrote her a very positive and caring email to hopefully lift her spirits. Tyler had not been able to face up to school this week and on the Thursday evening she answered the phone to which a “voice” said “ Hi Tyler, this is Deltra Goodrem. I just got home from a function from The Voice, made myself a cup of tea, and thought I need to call and talk to my angel Tyler”.

You can imagine the emotion my sweet niece experienced at that moment! Delta thanked Tyler for her lovely email and said it was one of the nicest things that happened to her that week. Of course, Tyler told Delta that her phone call was the best thing that had happened to her in ages. Delta kindly chatted to Tyler for 15 minutes and told her she now has three angels looking after her. She then offered her two VIP tickets to The Voice. As you can imagine the happy ending was Tyler met Delta – a lovely photo was taken – & she had the best night of her life! I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Delta, Rachael and Viktoria from the bottom of my heart for caring enough, making the effort and taking the time to lift the spirit of my niece in such a wonderful way.

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