8 year old Arian has one tough Mama!

I was thinking about Arians story and musing how it has always been tough to be a Mum. We have certain advantages these days – loads of distractions and activities that weren’t heard of back when I was a kid but, one other thing that I think has changed for Mums these...

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Tips for talking to the terminally ill

I know a lot of people feel quite awkward when they are with someone who is terminally ill. I spent some time each week a few years ago, helping to massage a woman who was in the awful throes of motor neuron disease. Her fingers, hands, arms, and feet etc would get...

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TimeOut on The AM Show

When Ronda Amende was diagnosed with cancer, she was given just one year to live. But six years later, she's still fighting, and now using her time to help others with terminal illnesses like her. Her charity Timeout organises holiday homes for patients...

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Olivia takes a TimeOut

Olivia and her Mum Dawn were sitting watching the telly together one night and saw TimeOut Charity on Seven Sharp. At the time they commented to one another what a lovely gesture these home donors were making, never expecting at the time to ever have a...

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It’s Good To Give!

Longtime holiday home donor for the terminally ill Doug Hanna took some timeout to chat with us about his home donation experiences. Doug, how did you first become a house donor? [Doug] A friend’s wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He wanted to take her on one...

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