For all of us it is vital that we have something to believe in, a future to aspire towards.
But for whanau who have been affected and traumatised by serious and complex disability it is even more important.
This is where Whatever it Takes has been so significant.
And I want to mihi to Peter and Charmeyne, for the model you have demonstrated for so many other whanau; in persevering through all the barriers; in overcoming the trauma that you experienced, and for never giving up.
You have shown us all how it is possible to sustain a great and enduring love that has enabled you and your whanau to weather the storm, to ride through the darkest days, and to always believe there was a different way ahead..