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Teresa

If it wasn’t for my family and friends that formed my big support team I would not be here today. Having a support team is so important, they really gave me the strength and the courage to keep on living and keep on going.

Teresa
Teresa

Hi, I’m Teresa Lafou and I’m 35 with 3 wonderful kids 3, 5 and 15.

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In May 2018 I was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. The doctor gave me six months to live. When I got this news I was sad, I didn’t know what to think and I felt lost. I was scared that I would not get to see my children grow up.

It’s been two years now and I’m feeling strong and doing well.

If it wasn’t for my family and friends that formed my big support team I would not be here today. Having a support team is so important, they really gave me the strength and the courage to keep on living and keep on going.

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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