May 2018

25
May

Meet Gary

Gary Charteris cheated death not once, but twice, after being kicked by a horse and then a deer. The 61-year-old central Otago farmer had a lucky escape after being kicked in the head by a deer on his property – an accident that knocked him unconscious and nearly killed him. “I don’t remember much, but I was later told I

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25
May

Meet Marcia

Marcia’s back on track. HealthCare New Zealand recently helped Marcia Petley get back on the running track after a few minor setbacks. Marcia, who is 89 years old, has represented New Zealand in running at international Masters events, including the World Masters Games. However, a few recent accidents resulted in minor injuries that required wound care and rehabilitation. “I’ve never

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23
May

Meet Selwyn

Selwyn Jensen describes himself as a country boy who always wanted to be a farmer. He did just that, becoming a sheep farmer to rebel against his cow cocky dad, Selwyn jokes. But a car accident on Anzac Day in 2003 put an end to his career when Selwyn injured his spine. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. That

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