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HealthCare NZ congratulates Attitude Awards winners

HealthCare NZ congratulates Attitude Awards winners

HealthCare NZ congratulates the winners of the 2016 Attitude Awards, who were recognised at the Awards dinner last night at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

Special Olympics basketball coach Graeme Porter took out the Attitude Sporting Spirit category, sponsored by HealthCare NZ.

Graeme has committed thousands of hours to supporting basketball in his region, and was selected for the Special Olympics New Zealand basketball team for the 2007 World Summer Games in Shanghai. He is also the Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete Representative on the Board, is on the Athletes Committee for the Nelson Club, and represents the organisation as a Global Messenger.

Graeme lives with an intellectual disability, which mainly affects his speech and literacy. He is married to Nyssa who he met during high school through their shared love for swimming sports and they have a four-year-old daughter Lilly-Rose.

“HealthCare NZ is very proud to have been involved with the 2016 Attitude Awards and we extend huge congratulations to Graeme Porter, as well as all of the other deserving winners and finalists,” HealthCare NZ Chief Executive Jaimes Wood says.

“As one of New Zealand’s most experienced rehabilitation and disability support providers we pride ourselves on supporting people to live their lives the way they want to, no matter what disability they may have. This year’s winners and finalists show that disability is no barrier to achieving amazing possibilities.”


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