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Poppy’s Story: Connection and Togetherness

Poppy’s favourite thing in the whole world is her twin sister Willow; they’ve got a special bond that is just unexplainable. Our twin girls were born five weeks premature. This...
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My Story: Kat and Bodhi Moses

I was very fortunate to be pregnant with my IVF miracle baby. But at 30 weeks I went into spontaneous labour and within two hours my beautiful baby Bodhi was...
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What’s Going on Down South

There’s a room in the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland hospital that has a special place in the McRae family’s hearts. Room 3 is now known as ‘Henry’s Room’ after...
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Teenage Tenacity

“It was a Wednesday.” Jaffar Nuru, 17, vividly remembers the February day he went for an MRI scan at Christchurch hospital, thinking he would be back home – on the...
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New parents’ proposal joy

When Queenstown’s Blair Wilson got down on one knee in Room 15 of our Christchurch House, his partner Nina Boyes’ answer was easy – an overwhelming yes, amongst a few...
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Little brothers, big love

Otatara parents Kate and Richard Affleck have experienced the scary reality of having a baby arrive sooner than expected – not once, but twice. Richard and Kate called the Ronald...
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Lincoln the Lion

Looking at two-year-old Lincoln today, you would not believe he weight just over 4 pounds when he was born at 33 weeks. But what he lacked in weight he made...
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Bonnie’s Pit Crew

In October last year, the Hall family returned home to Wellington from our Christchurch House after they were told their 3-year-old daughter Bonnie’s cancer was in complete remission with an...
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Miller triplets

Brave boisterous and three times the fun – the Miller triplets have stolen our hearts again with these gorgeous shots of their second birthday. Invercargill parents Sarah and Bevan Miller...
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