When Shayne received a gift in his friend’s will, he made a donation to help mental health patients.
In 2012, Pat started dialysis treatment, which she described as “like having a part-time job”.
I now have two birthdays, one for me, and one for my heart and kidney – I feel so lucky.
In July 2018, Janice felt a pressure in her chest, which got worse two days later while at work.
Ian has always been resilient. Growing up in the war zone of Rhodesia, he recalls an awesome childhood.
When Paul Harvey woke one night paralysed on his left side, he knew it wasn’t good.
The 81-year-old survived cancer 25 years ago, a heart attack 10 years ago, and has spent the past six years being treated for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration – all under the care of Auckland DHB.
Over the past ten years, Michael’s optimism and generous spirit has seen him through some tough times, and he’s grateful for each new day.
Like a breath of fresh air, the bright and bubbly Crisley was surrounded by friends and carried a huge bunch of balloons.
On her 43rd birthday, Natasha Edwards is at Auckland City Hospital’s Grafton Dialysis Unit, where she spends three mornings every week.
“It’s still sinking in how fortunate we are,” says Paul, from his bed at Auckland City Hospital.
Rupert was just 30 years old when he suffered a severe stroke and was flown to Auckland City Hospital.
Joanna is alive today thanks to the care she received at Auckland City Hospital and, despite everything, she counts herself lucky.
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