A word from Cynthia |  Cynthia’s Blog

Cynthia Ward is the founder and CEO of True Colours Children’s Health Trust. Based in Hamilton, Cynthia, a nurse specialist, leads the True Colours team, working with children and young people with serious illness and their families to ensure their voices are heard. In her blog, Cynthia writes about the challenges these families face, the accomplishments of the charity, and the occasions when the courage of everyone involved really does shine through.

Children’s Day 2017

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Today is Children’s Day, a date made with the intention to enable us to stop and reflect on what our children mean to us.  A day to celebrate each one of them, whether that is [...]

Letting go of fear

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Katie Duncan is an amazing young woman who has worked hard to be at the top of her sporting career in the Football Ferns.  For 10 years she has played for the Ferns and is [...]

National Children’s Day 2016 – celebrating children

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It is National Children’s Day on 6th March, a day to take the time to celebrate our children. Although every day we love them, nurture them and care for them, it is also good to [...]

The Face of Courage

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As I look into her six year old eyes, I am struck by the openness and trust that I see.  As she stares back at me she is working hard with her respirations as she [...]

The Shadow Health Care

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While writing my PhD, I have immersed myself in the various models of care for children who have serious health conditions. Shuster and colleagues (2011) published an article titled ‘Children with health issues: The Future [...]

Resiliency in the face of life itself

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The year is drawing to a close and there have been significant, profound and challenging times for many. There have been moments of sheer beauty, excruciating pain, the birth of new relationships, and closing of [...]