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My Story: Shellie Morris

Fewer than 10 fluent speakers of the Yanyuwa language remain in the world and musician Shellie Morris is one of them.

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Bowled over

Boccia is a sport that’s helping the severely disabled realise their dreams of competing on an international athletic stage.

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Surviving a Stroke

Successful film producer and small business owner Ade Djajamihardja was struck by a severe stroke in July 2011. His wife, business partner and full-time carer Kate Stephens shares their story of true love and survival.

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Wedding band uncovered at Great Barrier Reef

A newlywed groom has been reunited with his wedding band after a scuba diver found it at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Like sardines, 438 refugees were crammed into a space that should have held 40…

At the age of seven, Abbas Nazari boarded a boat with his family to escape persecution in Afghanistan. After a long, frightening journey, he now calls New Zealand home.

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My Story: Irene Lynette

Irene Lynette was four when she was placed into an institution and forced to study the bible, she shares her story with us and explains how religion and culture influenced the person she is today.

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Angelina Jolie loses aunt to breast cancer

Just weeks after announcing her preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie’s aunt has lost her battle with breast cancer, aged 61.

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My Story – Brett Adamson: A responsibility to help

For Brett Adamson, becoming a nurse was a gateway into helping the world’s most disadvantaged people via aid organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Impressions from a very pink day of the year

There are very good reasons mothers shouldn’t put themselves last on the family priority list.

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Doerthe’s Story

In 2007, Doerthe Jansen swapped her beautiful three story inner Sydney terrace for a grass hut in The Gambia.

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A nurse volunteer’s experience with Interplast

Perioperative registered nurse Joanne Oxbrow shares her life-altering experience with non-for-profit Interplast.

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Man dons pink tutu for breast cancer awareness

Photographer dons a pink tutu to help breast cancer patients during their time of treatment.

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My Story: Kathryn McCusker

Kathryn McCusker was an Opera singer before she discovered the power of yoga and meditation. She is now a very successful kundalini yoga instructor and teachers inner peace to many famous faces. She shares her story with us.

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My Story: Kitty Ferguson

Kitty Ferguson was diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer and lived to tell the tale. She talks to us about her journey and explains why, through promoting the importance of early detection, she hopes to help others beat the disease.

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100 Things To Do Before You Die

Everyone has a bucket list, but how many of us achieve any of these? At 22 Sebastian realised he hadn’t crossed off anything on his life list. He tells us how he decided to cross off 100 amazing experiences and what it taught him about himself.

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I Survived Stage Four Breast Cancer

Kitty Ferguson was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in July 2011, and advised to take up palliative care. But after checking into the Life and Living Cancer Healing Retreat at The Gawler Foundation, she turned her whole life around.

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Valentine’s Day Reader Stories: How We Met

Five MiNDFOOD romantics share their starry-eyed tales of how they met their loves ones, and win a special Valentine’s Day prize.

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Soula’s Choice to Detox

Soula Panagiotou inherited the rare, abnormal BRCA1 gene from her mother, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005.

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My Story: Josie Gagliano

Being a carer is a non-stop job that leaves little time for anything else. Josie became a full time carer for her elderly mother after having her twins. She shares her story and practical advice for how she manages her daily task.

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“Mum faces each obstacle with a courage that leaves many in awe”

Proud daughter Veda Dante shares the inspiring story 
of her mother, who lost all of her limbs to meningitis but never lost her drive and determination to live.

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Vanessa Wyder: Cruising for a Cure

Two-times Hodgkin’s survivor Vanessa Wyder had 27 sessions of chemotherapy, 48 session of radiation, and a stem cell transplant. She chats to us about her hopes to raise $1 million for Cruisin 4 a Cure.

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My Story: Ultra Endurance Cyclist Josh Kench

At his brother’s wedding in 2002, 30-year-old Josh Kench sat with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other, and announced that he was going to do the Coast to Coast. Find out how a very ordinary bloke became an ultra-endurance cyclist.

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My Story: Anne McKenzie

An active and highly functional woman, with a love of cycling, Anne McKenzie’s bike and her path in life were ambushed by a flying mattress whilst riding downhill in 2005, causing her to crash onto her head. Her new book is The Brilliance and the Madness.

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My Story: Jeremy Rolleston

Bobsleder Jeremy tells us of the devastating crash that crushed his dreams of winning gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics. A life-changing moment, the athlete was inspired to write about the secrets behind successful people & accepting failure.

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