KNOW A YOUNG KIWI WHO'S GOING THROUGH HELL – OR ONE WHO'S HELPING OTHERS OUT OF A HELLISH SITUATION?

As a young-at-heart and fun-loving Kiwi-owned business, HELL loves to see young New Zealanders doing well. So when we hear about kids having a tough time, we’ll try to make a difference wherever we can.

 

That’s why Satan’s Little Helper was sent on his quest to cut a break for good young souls struck down by the big guy in the sky.

 

We also know there are many others out there fighting the good fight, and so we’ve launched Satan’s Biggest Little Helper to recognise under-23-year-olds going above and beyond to help create a better future for others.

 

If you know of any under-18s worthy of un-divine intervention, or would like to recognise the hard toil of an under 23-year-old who’s gone the extra mile, nominate them now and SLH will see what he can do to help and support them.

NOMINATE someone for Satan’s Little Helper’s Services Click Here

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  • Special delivery!

    Eight-year-old Boston had a tough start to life, which has left him battling a number of ailments. Despite the considerable challenges he faces, Boston pursues fun like every other child, seeking out time to play and be creative. To aid in that pursuit, Satan’s Little Helper became Santa’s Little Helper for a day.

     

    Courtesy of SLH, Boston received a large range of his favourite toys in time for Christmas!

     

    “Boston is always building things with LEGO, playing with his Hot Wheels cars, or drawing things in his room,” says his mum Ellana. “It’s his safe space, where he can let go, have fun and be himself.

     

    “Boston has had a hard time at school. However, being such a fun-loving, friendly young boy, he does now have a small group of loyal mates.”

     

    Born prematurely, Boston battles a number of developmental disorders which can make daily life difficult.

     

    To help make Boston’s downtime as much fun as possible, SLH’s sack was stuffed with a LEGO set and Hot Wheels tracks – because he more than deserved an extra-special treat.

     

    “He is absolutely loving his new toys! He hasn’t had anything like this before. Thank you so much Satan’s Little Helper!”

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  • Monkeying around

    Since birth, six-year-old Mason Whitworth has soldiered through many unfortunate circumstances relating to his health. Refusing to let it get the best of him, Mason rocks a smile and seeks fun at every opportunity, leading Satan’s Little Helper to shout a day out with the family to do just that.

     

    Mason was born with syndactyly, meaning fingers on both his hands were fused together. This slowed his ability to reach milestones such as crawling and feeding himself. Fortunately, at 14 months old, he underwent successful surgery to repair his hands, separating his fingers and allowing him to get back on track.

     

    Mason also suffers from Leri Weill Dyschondrosteosis, which creates short stature and bone deformation, meaning he experiences daily pain and fatigue. This has left his wrists permanently dislocated, and he has had to change the way he lives to limit the pain.

     

    When he was only four weeks old, Mason was diagnosed with meningitis, requiring lumbar puncture procedures and a week in hospital. During this time, it was discovered that he also has a heart murmur, which requires monitoring and the possibility of surgery if one of his heart valves fails to close properly.

     

    Other challenges Mason faces is level 3 autism and high levels of anxiety, requiring support being fed, getting dressed, and toileting. Because of this, Mason has limited communication skills.

     

    “Mason is our miracle child and we have been through a pretty tough rollercoaster ride as a family,” said Mason’s mum Samantha.

     

    Moved by Mason’s strength and his supportive family, Satan’s Little Helper arranged for them all to enjoy a day out visiting Orana Wildlife Park to see New Zealand’s only gorillas and orangutans, as well as the other zoo animals. Mason was also gifted a tablet that helps him develop communication skills and provide much-needed distractions and entertainment when in the hospital.

     

    “Mason had a blast!” said Samantha. “He most enjoyed seeing the gorillas and watching his dad and sisters feed them”.

     

    Landing right on his sixth birthday, HELL also shouted dinner, catering to Mason’s dietary needs and leaving just enough room for cake.

     

    “A massive thanks to Satan’s Little Helper! With what Mason and the family have been through, it was nice being at the zoo and seeing him be himself,” Samantha said.

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  • Making memories that will last a lifetime

    Eight-year old Emma Smaling and her seven-year old brother LJ were born with a rare condition that has led to more than 230 broken bones between the pair of them. This hasn’t stopped them from chasing fun like every other kid, and with the help of Satan’s Little Helper, they were able to enjoy a whole weekend of it, creating life-lasting memories with their family.

     

    Emma and LJ’s condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 1, requires zoledronic acid infusions at the hospital every four months.

     

    Despite experiencing severe pain and frequent trips to the hospital, both children always rock a smile, live life to the fullest, and do well at school.

     

    For these extra brave, special Kiwi kids, Satan’s Little Helper organised a weekend away from their Palmerston North home down to Wellington, receiving VIP treatment with a family pass for them at Wellington Zoo, HELL pizza for dinner, and an overnight hotel stay.

     

    This was a chance for Emma and LJ to forget about the hospital appointments and everyday struggles to focus on what they do best — having fun with the whole family.  

     

    Emma and LJ’s mum, Nakita, was over the moon when Satan’s Little Helper stepped in to help.

     

    “We just don’t get the opportunity to do anything like this normally. I don’t think we’ve had a weekend away as a family since my youngest child was born over two years ago. It was extra special that my sister and her kids decided to join us too,” said Nakita.

     

    “Emma and LJ’s condition is quite restrictive in what it allows us to do as a family. Having four children and the added financial stress of two of them having special needs means it just doesn’t happen.

     

    “We all had an amazing time at Wellington Zoo. Seeing Emma’s face as she stroked the little kangaroos and wallabies was magical, and LJ was amazed at the scorpion’s – he’d never seen anything quite like it before!

     

    “The whole weekend was just a real treat for the kids – they are all still talking about it now! The memories really will last a lifetime. Thank you so much HELL for organising an amazing weekend!”

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  • Making a splash

    When two-year-old Caydence Rewi was diagnosed with a severe neurodevelopmental impairment called CDKL5 late last year, she was forced to spend a lot of time away from her loved ones. To give her a chance to make up for lost time, Satan’s Little Helper (SLH) organised a trip to Splash Planet for the family.

     

     

    CDKL5, which stands for cyclin-dependant kinase-like 5, is a rare X-chromosome linked genetic disorder that results in early onset seizures and inhibits normal brain development.

     

    Caydence is the youngest of eight sufferers in the whole New Zealand and one of only 1,000 in the world! She experienced her first seizure at eight weeks old and was initially diagnosed with epilepsy before further testing revealed her condition.

     

    “I nominated Caydence to SLH, because I really felt she and the family deserved a treat,” says Aunt Ellen Hatcher.

     

    “We spent most of last year fundraising $3,500 for Caydence to receive specialised treatment at Timmermans Therapy Clinic in Adelaide. The treatment went really well, and they now have a therapy plan in place for Caydence to continue to get stronger every day.”

     

    To celebrate the good news and reward Caydence for her bravery, Satan’s Little Helper sent the family off to enjoy a day of activities together at Splash Planet.

     

    “Caydence loves the water and it’s nice for her to have some time with her sisters. Thank you so much to SLH for this wonderful opportunity — family fun times together rarely happen for us! Now we have another great family memory to add to our album.”

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  • Tackling adversity

    Deprived of playing the game of rugby that he loves, 15-year-old Te Aorangi Clarke recently took on a different type of challenge thanks to Satan’s Little Helper — conquering the biggest rides at Rainbow’s End.

     

    Last year, Te Aorangi was diagnosed with epilepsy. He suffers seizures when he’s sleeping that take their toll physically and mentally, which in turn affects him at school.

     

    The dangers of the condition have prevented him from playing rugby, where he enjoyed success as part of his school’s first XV.

     

    Instead of feeling sorry for himself, Te Aorangi stayed positive and has since channelled his time and effort into volunteering with his little brother Cody at his local church and with the Salvation Army.

     

    Both boys even spent their school holidays rising early in the morning to help with food bank collections, because they enjoy giving back to their community.

     

    To reward Te Aorangi, Satan’s Little Helper treated him and his brother to a day of adrenaline and challenges at Rainbow’s End. Once there, the two boys wasted no time getting stuck in and jumped on every ride they could.

     

    “They loved it,” said their mum Gwendoline. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to do this with all that Te Aorangi’s been through. Being in and out of hospital for months on end and then being told to give up the only thing he loved made it very difficult.”  

     

    “The more extreme rides gave Te Aorangi a sense of confidence,” she said. “He has been tentative and afraid to do things by himself without feeling tired or anxious, so tackling the bigger rides showed him he’s still capable of anything.”  

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  • Satan’s Little Helper can’t perform miracles, but has been known to get people out of a tight spot. Check out how Lucifer’s little mate helped these unfortunates in their time of need.

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  • IHC’s Project Active trains it's youth members to become self-sufficient, so when they asked us for a few pizzas for a party, we figured a simple treat wouldn’t quite do the trick. Check out what happened!

    MORE ACTIVE IN HELL +

  • Feeding Brains

    They say the devil finds work for idle hands, but we’ve flipped the script by making that work educational. Our plan kicked off with a Reading Challenge to get more books in kids’ mitts.

    Read for yourself here!   

     

  • Hell’s supported charities and foundations for a long time. When a worthy cause grabs our attention, we’ll throw our weight behind it.

    MORE SATAN'S SUPPORT +

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