In the early 2000s the Child Cancer Foundation of New Zealand ran a programme called Beads of Courage. Young cancer sufferers got a necklace with their name spelt out in beads. Every time they had a treatment or met another challenge a bead was added. Kavahn Taumatauka (6) and Claudia Little (5) are wearing their beads at a colouring-in competition in Auckland in 2010.
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Photograph by Sarah Ivey
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