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.

Resiliency in Evidence

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Resiliency in Evidence Yesterday, True Colours held its annual family picnic day for the families that we support; the whole aim being to have some ‘simple’ fun and relaxation… and the sun shone for us [...]

The importance of hearing from children, young people and their families

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After returning from leave and getting back into my work commitments it is well and truly time to reconnect with my blog! The last time I wrote I was about to attend the Paediatric Palliative [...]

New Zealand Loss and Grief Awareness Week

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I am writing this to you in Grief Awareness Week. Grief affects us all in life in many different ways. However, the families that are supported by True Colours Children's Health Trust know and understand [...]

Parenting a child with a health condition

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Today, the 1st of March is a day to celebrate our children nationally. There are so many things to celebrate as we reflect on our children and grandchildren and what they bring into our lives.  [...]

Christmas Greetings to you all

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It has been some time since I have taken the time to write a blog.  I am again surprised that the end of the year has ‘snuck up’ on us again so quickly.  As I [...]

Reflections on the tenth anniversary of True Colours

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As I reflect on the last 10 years there are so many memories that come flooding into my mind. These reflections are of gorgeous, amazing children who prove time and again the resilience and courage [...]