Human connection is something we are all wired for. When things get tough it's often the breakdown in communication that makes life difficult. Jess Weller shares her experience with Breast Cancer.
Bungy jumping off a bridge takes guts - but so does dealing with an often debilitating disease.
For 25 years, Starship children's hospital and its fundraising foundation have been saving the lives of Kiwi kids. Many stars have lent support by raising the spirts of the sick and making big donations, but the real heroes are the brave kids and the staff who work there.
Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself. She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.
After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.