Expecting the unexpected has become part of everyday life for Auckland mum Dani Noyer. Her three-year-old son Iziyah has a rare blood condition called chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD).
Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
Thirty-five years ago Blair Wingfield was making a decent living selling life insurance. What he didn’t realise was that he was ineligible for his own policies.
Diagnosed with sickle cell disease
Fatumata Bah was just three years old when she moved to New Zealand from Sierra Leone. A health check led to a diagnosis of sickle cell disease.
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Shelley’s journey hasn’t been an easy one but she says if she was given the chance to take it all back, she wouldn’t if it meant giving up the relationships she has formed.
Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Jill says she hasn’t found her blood cancer debilitating simply because she decided she wasn’t going to let it get to her.