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Mary

He was a true inspiration

Mary
Mary

My father was first diagnosed with cancer in 1976.

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He had throat cancer and underwent radiotherapy for a number of years before his surgeon suggested a tracheotomy. He endured nine months of being tube-fed through his nose and was unable to speak. He found it humiliating and frustrating.

For 33 years he managed his life around this condition until he discovered he had lung cancer and had six months to live. He was a true inspiration.

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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