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Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini

I come not of my own strengths but on the strengths of many others before me

​Personal stories of courage, resilience, and celebration, from those who have traversed their breast cancer experience.​

Our intention is that these stories will give you and your whānau strength, hope, and encouragement as you walk the pathway of those who  have gone before.

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

This whakataukī reflects these words from Sir James Henare:  

“You have come too far not to go further.” 

It also speaks of perseverance, endurance, and refusing to let obstacles get in your way while striving to reach your goals. 

Sometimes, the greatest battle can be facing the maunga (mountain) within but if you raise your eyes high enough and your desire drives you to climb there, you can do it.

From initial diagnosis to the physical, mental, and spiritual toll, the milestones, recovery and celebrations… There are personal stories for every stage.

Would you like to talk to someone?

Call our breast cancer support line for confidential support.

We're always here to support you. If you want to talk to someone about what you're going through, our breast cancer support line is available from 8:30am to 5:00pm, 365 days a year.

Are you interested in sharing your personal story of breast cancer to help others?

If you feel comfortable sharing your experience, we invite you to contact us and we can talk through our storytelling process.