An Argentine reader tells us, "Octavio De Mayo is 9 years old and has been awarded the title of Page by The Order of Saint of Jerusalem. He lives in the City of Buenos Aires and the reason of the award if that since he was 6 yers old six he goes with his mother - a friend of mine - once a week to visit the ward of premature babies. Octavio was himself a premature baby and neither he nor his mum have forgotten that and Octavio visits the ward of new premature babies to be there with them and also give comfort to the mothers and fathers, that by seeing him, a wonderful and handsome boy, they know there's hope. I thought the cassock of Page given to Octavio by the O. of St, JofJ could be an item of interest to HBC readers. I am also attaching a snap shot of Octavio in his school uniform on his first day of school."
A reader writes, "It was so nice to read about the little boy bringing comfort to parents whose babies are born early. My younger brother was such a baby and it is good to say that he grew up into a strong and fit person. He likes cycling and has represented Great Britain in this sport. It was good to know about the kindness and caring of this little boy to show that the chances are that such babies grow up strong and healthy. I am sure that the parents he speaks with are grateful that he brings them comfort and reassurance that all will be well with their baby. He is certainly helping to make the world a better place."
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