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Team Miracle Maya raising funds for BC Children's Hospital

Maya Ahuja stands in front of the wall at BC Children’s Hospital with her picture on it.  - Contributed photo
Maya Ahuja stands in front of the wall at BC Children’s Hospital with her picture on it.
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This Saturday, Big Kahuna Sports, with the help of an Abbotsford family, is aiming to help raise money for BC Children’s Hospital.

On Dec. 14, Big Kahuna Sports – located at 19036 22 Ave. – will donate 10 per cent of all sales to Team Miracle Maya, which is aiming to raise funds for the hospital.

Team Miracle Maya was created by Gary Ahuja, a reporter at the Langley Times, and his wife, Karm, in honour of their three-year-old daughter, Maya, who was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of ballot, which reduces blood flow through the heart.

She required open-heart surgery and other care at the hospital when she was just four-months-old.

After her recovery, Maya was named BC Children’s Hospital’s 2013 “champion child” – her photo graces one wall in the hospital’s lobby, and the Ahuja family took part in last spring’s A World of Smiles Telethon.

Through Team Miracle Maya, they’ve aimed to raise $100,000 for the hospital over the next 20 years. So far, they’ve raised $12,500, mostly through donations from friends and family, as well as from a dinner/silent auction earlier this year.

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