It seems wanky to post this but it is an importnat part of the journey this blog is about.20150407_121013 Congratulations

The regional judges of the Kiwibank Local Heroes Category as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2014 are proud to recognise the contribution you are making a positive difference to the lives of others by rewarding you with a Local Hero Medal!

Over 230 nominations were made in this category and over 130 medals will be awarded to worthy recipients such as yourself at special public events held throughout New Zealand later this month.

We hope you, your family, colleagues and supporters will be able to attend the presentation closest to you as below:

Date: Wednesday 27th November, 2013

Time: 5.30pm Refreshments / 6.00pm Welcome & Medal Presentations

Venue: Legends Lounge, Addington, Christchurch

Light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm with the presentation commencing at 6pm.

Please RSVP by email or free phone 0508 692 927. When you RSVP can you please inform us of any family or friends that may wish to attend the ceremony with you as numbers are limited.

All Local Heroes who will be awarded a regional medal are currently being considered by our national category judging panel for the Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year 2014. The top ten semi-finalists will be announced later in December and if this is yourself, you will be notified. The winner will be revealed at a very prestigious gala presentation event at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on the 26th February 2014.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

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In 2011 I became the father to a child with special needs, a different type of perfect beautiful girl to add to my equally perfect (in a normal way) son. As my journey continues I find my best way to vent my feelings good and bad is through writing. This blog is for me to get my emotions out, if this can help another family like mine it would be great. My feelings are not rare in families like mine, maybe someone seeing some of their feelings in my words will make them feel a little less alone. Please feel free to comment or contact me at anytime, I look forward to your feedback. Kelly "Boy" Dugan

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