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I'm Sue Walthert. I was a 52-year-old GP, happily married to Edi, mother to Emma, 25 and Jeremy, 24. Edi and I lived on 5 acres of land with 3 sheep (plus 5 lambs this spring) and one neurotic dog, 10 minutes’ walk from the main street of Dunedin. We were living the good life and Her 2 positive breast...
My name is Rose.
I am 68 years old and have been married to Barry for 47 years. We have three sons aged 46, 45 and 44. I have lived a normal, healthy life (other than a hysterectomy in my early thirties after which I was put on HRT). I had some low times, and went through a lot of personal stress in the eighties and early nineties.
Hi. I’m Chris Walsh and I live at Waitarere Beach, a small village between Levin and Foxton. My partner Sue and I have a beautiful black Labrador called JJ and two cats that control activities in the house but still refuse to do housework. I work at Victoria University in...
My name is Nicola Russell - I'm 35, and I immigrated to New Zealand in 1997 from the shores of Carlingford Lough in Ireland.
Kia ora, Boogie to my friends, Belinda to everyone else. I’m 34 years old with a 16 month old son to my partner Bryce.
Breast cancer survivor and advocate honoured
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition is thrilled its chairperson, Elisabeth Burgess (Libby), has been recognised in the 2011 New Year’s Honours.
Ms Burgess has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her work with women, their families and communities affected by breast cancer.
The Coalition’s deputy chair, Dr Chris Walsh, says the award is well-deserved.
BCAC is delighted that Palmerston North oncologist, Dr Richard Isaacs, (pictured above) has been acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday honours as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Dr Isaacs was instrumental in the battle to secure Government funding for a 12-month treatment programme of Herceptin for women with HER2 Positive breast cancer.
BCAC is mourning the passing of its former Treasurer, Sue Guthrie, who recently lost her battle with breast cancer.
Sue was only 47 when she died on November 11 2009, but she lived with courage, serenity and dignity to the end.
Hi my name is Jennifer Lucas. I would like to share my story with you in the hope that it inspires others to be strong, grow and remain positive through tough and trying times. I was 21 years old when diagnosed.