Read the stories of 25 disabled New Zealanders
Life is for Living 2005: 25 New Zealanders living with disability tell their stories
This book is the collected stories of some ordinary people leading everyday lives. Most of those who told their stories belong to the community of New Zealanders who experience disability. The others are caring for family members with impairments.
- Read the Introduction
- Read the Acknowledgements & Background
- Rebecca - My goal is to be independent
- Kent - Helping others to participate in their community
- Kathy - It’s all about whānau
- Jack - There is no such word as can’t in my life
- Elena - Always out and about
- Mathew - Independent - that's me!
- Jean - Life is for living!
- Kathryn - I do what I can, when I can
- Andrea - Living and working in Te Awamutu
- Daniel - Busy builder’s labourer, musician and fun lover
- Mark's family - A case for shared care
- Gail - Being involved in the community
- Sam and Callum - A journey of discovery
- Craig - Varsity student, music lover, partner and dad
- Sally - Now I’m NOT an actor, I’m real!
- Miranda - What a hidden disability means for me
- Rex - What’s best for my family?
- Red - A typical 18-year-old
- Max - Coming home
- Sarah - My great family
- Tina - An unqualified NZ Sign Language interpreter
- Virginia and Douglas - Proud workers and a great couple
- Anna - Making a plea for disability awareness education
- Alma - Supported by her family and the community
- Paul - Balancing work, sport, family and relationships
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