Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - Waikato
When 24-year-old farmer Damian Bardoul went on a pig hunting trip for the weekend, his friends said "there must be something wrong if you can't carry your pig out of the bush."
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 lymphoma
Esther Pekepo, an 18-year-old secondary school student from Auckland, was juggling her Year 12 studies with her hobbies, including dance and soccer, when mysterious lumps began to appear on her body.
Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
After being struck down with numerous infections, 61-year-old Debbie Neary says it never entered her mind that she may have cancer.
Diagnosed with sickle cell disease - Wellington
Dehji was born in Nigeria with sickle cell disease and says even with his condition he is blessed and mostly happy-go-lucky.