Congratulations to the winners in the 2023 Respiratory Achievers Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding New Zealanders living with respiratory conditions and have been made possible by the generous support of our Platinum sponsor G.J. Gardner Homes.
Our winners are:
“I try not to let asthma stop me from doing anything. If I start to feel asthma symptoms when I run, I just take my reliever." Read Liam's story.
“I am proud that I have overcome my fear of having a respiratory condition. I know that if I work hard, I can cope with other problems.” Read Umair's story.
“My big asthma attack when I was young, gave me an early lesson in the importance of making the most of your life." Read Taumata's story.
"COPD can make you very tired and exercise combats that tiredness. If you do nothing, it makes it so much worse physically and you can fall into a deep, dark hole mentally." Read Gary's story.
"We’re no longer worried that I’m going to die really soon. Previously it felt like I was living in a dark cloud, but now we can plan for our future.” Read Ed's story.
“When Kayla is told she can’t do something, she will go out of her way to prove them wrong." Read Kayla's story.
"Having personally seen the effect asthma has had on family members, the G.J. Gardner team are proud to support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation's work, including the Respiratory Achievers' Awards."