Terminally ill mother raises breast cancer awareness

E toru mano tāngata ka pāngia ki te mate ūtaetae, koia te mate nui tuatoru o Aotearoa ka mutu, e ono rau tonu ngā tāngata ia tau ka rongo i tēnei momo mate.  Ko Moana Te Orewa Papa tēna kua pāngia e te mate ūtaetae.  Ko ia tēnā kai te whakapau kaha kia ora tonu, ā kei te whakatenatena i a Ngāi Wahine Māori kia āta tirohia rātou e te tākuta. 

Ki roto i te 650 ko Moana tētahi wāhine kua pāngia ki te mate ūtaetae, hai tā te NZ Cancer Foundation kāore he rongoa mo tēnei momo mate

“A lot of people think and the look at me and they say I look well but they don't know that I'm on continuous pain treatment and that I am doing chemo every week just to stay alive.”

I pāngia ia e tēnei mate i te tau 2005, ā, i patua te ngārara rā ki ngā rongoa huhua engari i te tau 2014 i huri te tai, i kino te puta o tēnei mate ki tana tinana katoa

“I've got lots of cancers all throughout my body especially in my torso area so at this stage they are growing bigger and bigger. Right now it's in my pancreas and in my liver and it will start to go into all my organs so at this stage it is very much end of life stuff for me.”

He ara e kore e hokia a muri.  He kōrero māmā noa iho tāna

“By going to the doctor putting yourself first, thinking that you're worth it, so many people rely on you in the whānau so do it for them and do it for yourself and your future generations.”

Hai tā te NZ Breast Cancer Foundation e 35% ngā wāhine Māori ka pāngia e te mate ūtaetae, heoi 65% ngā wāhine Māori ka mate i tēnei ngārara.  Kotahi te Māori ka mate ia rā i te mate ūtaetae

“I am absolutely petrified, you know behind this smile it's quite hard to think about, to not know when your time is going to come most of all what that time will actually look like. I might go peacefully asleep but I think for me it's the unknown, not knowing how I will pass if I will be in pain and most of all I think it's got to be said dying with dignity, not having to have people change you or just to have your own sense of dignity.”

He apataki a Moana ki te kamupene kore utu a Sweet Louise, ko tā rātou whainga matua he whakareka i te kounga o ngā tāngata e mate ana i tēnei mate.  E manako ana ia mā te mōhio a te marea ki ana kōrero ka puta te wahine ki te takuta