Hearing again ‘magic!’

When he was in his 40s, Gary Climo realised he was becoming deaf because his family used to complain he had the television on too loudly. It also began to affect his interaction with others.

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Understanding Fragile X

When Bronwyn Markey first found out both her sons had Fragile X Syndrome, all her hopes and dreams of life with children disappeared. She’s since learned that nothing changes for your child after their diagnosis. They are still the same person they were before.

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Cambridge woman wins place on Life Unlimited board

23 August 2018 – Sarah Verran of Cambridge is the winner of the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) Waikato branch Emerging Director – Disability Sector Award. Carla Muller of Hamilton has been announced winner of the Emerging Director Award. The IoD awards, announced at lunchtime on 23 August 2018, recognise newly engaged directors who demonstrate strong…

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Sport and fitness bring endless opportunities

Born with spina bifida, Maioro Barton has always been keen on physical fitness and activity. With five siblings who are also into sport, it’s fortunate they live only a stone’s throw from a fitness centre which sponsors him and where he spends a lot of time lifting weights and working out.

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Sandra a voice for Gisborne

Sandra Wood describes herself as forthright, and it’s her frank outspokenness that makes the Gisborne local an ideal candidate for a national disabled leadership group.

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Disability Start workshops change attitudes

When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know they’re going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. The Disability Start workshops facilitated by Life Unlimited have now expanded into other areas of the council where staff interact…

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Breast cancer diagnosis a health first for Celia

It was Martha Hancey who first spotted three years ago her older sister Cecilia had something wrong with her right breast.
Cecilia, 65, known to those in the Hancey family as Bub and to everyone else that knows her as Celia, was in the shower when Martha saw the inverted nipple.

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