Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


59 year old Sheryl Martin had no idea why she was losing weight and her teeth!!
When she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer it all began to make sense.

Sheryl is a very independent woman and together with her husband Wayne, has always managed to make ends meet. With the increased medical bills and then the responsibility of twin grandsons (the Martins were granted custody), this resilient couple have struggled financially.

The idea of ever getting some teeth to replace those she had lost, had become a pipe dream. However then Sheryl heard about Race4Life and she applied for help.

Due to the generous donations from our supporters, and local Rotorua Dentist Philip Tasker, Sheryl's dreams came true.