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What grief taught me about resilience.

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

In this blog post, Kenzie's  Gift founder, Nic Russell shares her insights on what grief taught her about resilience. 

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My Ted Talk Experience

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    On the second weekend of August 2020, I travelled to Invercargill to give my first ever TEDx talk. It was not my first time speaking publicly. I’ve been asked over the years since Kenzie and I were diagnosed with cancer to speak at numerous events. Each...

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John's Story

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020

  John Norman’s wife Becky died of metastatic melanoma on the 20 th of November 2014 at the age of 41, just three years after surgery to remove the cancer from her back. Lymph nodes taken at the time showed no evidence of disease and yet when diagnosed with advanced...

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Rebecca's Story

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Rebecca was just 2 years old when her mum Emma was diagnosed with leukaemia. When she was 7, her mum finally lost her battle with leukaemia. Here 14-year-old Rebecca explains in her own words why she believes Kenzie’s Gift is so vitally important to the lives of children in New...

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Libby's Story

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020

After the loss of her daughter Kiriana, Libby Martin sought support from Kenzie’s Gift for her two grieving children, Eli and Josh.

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Coping with grief at Christmas

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coping with grief at Christmas - do what supports your soul and your loss 

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A Poem to #DearGrief

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2017

#DearGrief It's hard to imagine some journeys The kind that happen rarely  To someone else And the kind the heart doesn't want to. People often tell me that they can't imagine how life is for me. Mothers especially. They say they can't begin to understand...

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#DearGrief- Luke and Alex's story

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2017

  Alex was my sister. She was always the brightest, loudest, most exciting and loving girl. An amazing sister to me. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). It's been described as one of the most...

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What losing Kenzie taught me

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

12 years on and what losing Kenzie taught me.

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