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Aaron

My perspective changed through my experience. It made me appreciate my life, my friends & of course my family more consciously than I did before my diagnosis, because tomorrow is not always promised. So live life without fear, find what enriches your life and make the most of today.

Aaron Cruden
Aaron

CANCER.....it’s the scary reality that a lot of people face through their lifetime.

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I learnt this first hand when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 19. I was young, fit and I thought I was bullet proof. But it’s not until you are faced with true adversity that you figure out how strong you truly are and what is actually important in life. Often through difficult times we discover what perspective is.

My perspective changed through my experience. It made me appreciate my life, my friends and of course my family more consciously than I did before my diagnosis, because tomorrow is not always promised. So live life without fear, find what enriches your life and make the most of today.

Look after your own health and the health of those you love by being courageous and proactive.

Don’t be shy to use the resources and support systems that are in place.

Lean on others in challenging times, New Zealanders are always willing to help out those who are struggling and that is what I love about this country.

30 Stories for 30 Years

In 2020 the Cancer Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day. 

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It also marked a 30 year relationship with ANZ as the Principal Sponsor of Daffodil Day. We want to thank the team at ANZ for their amazing support.

To acknowledge this we found 30+ people to tell their story. These stories talk about the generosity of everyday New Zealanders making a difference for people with cancer. They talk about the effect of cancer on people and on whānau, they talk about hope, and they talk about the work we do here at the Cancer Society.

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