Jill Hooper can't wait to watch her granddaughter walk down the aisle - something she wouldn't have survived to see had it not been for a ball-point pen and some speedy action by her husband.
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.
Ben has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects the way blood flows through the heart. Next week 9-year-old Ben Doig will be at a camp near Auckland, rock climbing, kayaking, shooting with a bow and arrow, and tackling obstacle courses.
A solo working mum from Christchurch is fighting for her life in hospital after contracting legionnaires' disease whilst gardening.
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.
An elderly mother who looks after her disabled son 24-7 has won her appeal against a Ministry of Health decision to pay her for just 17 hours of care each week.
Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...