Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


Leanne Te Huia is a 52 year old woman from Hamilton. She is the loving and very proud mother and grandmother of three daughters, Keri, Paige, Staci, and granddaughter Jayde.

Leanne is suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which has progressively deteriorated. The indicators were there, so Leanne decided it was time to approach Race4Life.

Her wish was to spend time with her daughters and granddaughter being pampered!

Hamilton beauticians Marja Pepping and Olivia Downs jumped at the chance to share their skills and treated the girls to some divine treatments.  Floraglen Florist provided a wonderful bouquet for Leanne and Calum from New World Hillcrest gifted some yummy treats to further the indulgence.

At the 11th hour, we managed to connect with Alanah Gilder from Kenzie May Photography who was free to join the girls to capture some truly wonderful memories of this special day.

A big thank you to also to Tracy Kennedy for her help, and Rex from Waikato Hospice.