At Tharnicaa’s special request, the theme for her party was pink – and she had to present a koala cake. Loved ones gathered around, singing happy birthday to Tharnicaa and her older sister Kopika, who wore matching pink clothes – true to the holiday theme.
Last year, Tharnicaa spent her birthday in a Perth hospital where she was being treated for sepsis. Source: SBS News / Rayane Tamer
The holiday scene was a contrast to last year, when little Tharni had to spend her birthday at Perth Children’s Hospital, where she was treated for sepsis caused by untreated pneumonia.
“Then we had a beautiful pink cake with a little koala on top too. That was at Tharnicaa’s request.”
Balloons, cakes and overwhelming joy set the tone as the locals gathered at a nearby park to celebrate after “Tharni” and her family returned home to Biloela over the weekend. Source: SBS News / Rayane Tamer
Family and friends played a series of games, filled with laughter and pink, a normal sign of return to the Nadesalingams while settling back in Biloela this weekend.
Priya and Nades arrived by boat in Australia as asylum seekers fleeing the civil war in Sri Lanka, before they met and had two daughters.
“They did a lot of volunteer work.”
They then moved into community detention in Perth before the newly formed Labor government intervened when they took power last month and were given bridging visas.
“We’re a better country than that, we can do better than that,” he said.
The family is seeking permanent residency and Mr. Albanese sees “no obstacles” to being granted.
Tharnicaa Nadesalingam celebrates first birthday out of detention with a pink-themed party and a koala cake Source link Tharnicaa Nadesalingam celebrates first birthday out of detention with a pink-themed party and a koala cake