Helping more people than I ever could by myself

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“We all need friends. Life can be hard, especially for those with health issues,” says Vernon Harvey, Trustee of Sweet Louise. Vernon was Louise’s oncologist and treated her throughout her cancer journey. Over the 10 years of her treatment, Vernon became good friends with Louise and her husband Scott. After Louise died, Scott wanted to do something to honour Louise and he talked with Vernon about a way to honour Louise’s … Read More

Sweet remembrance

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The wonderful Stella Wall not only volunteers her time at our office, she has also left a gift in her Will to help make sure Sweet Louise can continue to support women with incurable breast cancer. “Leaving a gift in my Will is my way of giving back,” says Stella. Stella’s daughter, Donna, was one of the first women to join Sweet Louise. Donna was only 29 when she was … Read More

A lasting difference

Janet Mikkelsen is Louise’s older sister and has been on our Board of Trustees since Sweet Louise began almost 15 years ago.  “We were a close family growing up. Louise was fiercely independent and full of life. “Not many people knew how sick Louise really was. Two weeks before she died, Louise went to her book club, even though she had to take her oxygen tank. “Louise didn’t want to … Read More

A special gift from Aleta

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When Aleta Paige, a Sweet Louise Member, passed away, we were so honoured to receive a gift in her Will. As a Member, Aleta was always keen to spread the word about Sweet Louise and happy to share her story. She wanted to ensure others knew of our services to support New Zealanders living with advanced breast cancer. Aleta said: “Sweet Louise brings you to an understanding you are not … Read More