About the series

Stories of Hope is a free series of wellbeing interviews, featuring people who have a family member living with an illness or disability. Exploring the stories of those facing illness or disability, we point to the fact that despite any changes in lifestyle or circumstances, our wellbeing is fully available. Within every story is a message of hope. 

Gayle Nobel

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Gayle has a lifelong connection to autism through her brother and 34 year old son Kyle.

She worried about Kyle’s future until she realised that she knew exactly what to do one step at a time.

Sharyn Di Ubaldo

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Sharyn's eldest son James was born three months prematurely, suffered brain damage at birth and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

She soon felt like her dream of having a healthy family was taken away from her but now sees things very differently.

Elsie Spittle

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Elsie has experience of both illness and disability with family members and in professional settings.

By looking beyond a person's diagnoses she has connected more deeply to her own essential nature and wellbeing as well as helping others do the same.

Michael Neill

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Michael is married to Nina. They live in Los Angeles and have three children.

In 2015 Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Michael speaks very personally about their experience and what it taught him.

Kajal Sheth

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30 years ago Kajal gave birth to twins and her daughter, Tanvika, suffered a severe and irreversible brain injury.

She saw her daughter as imperfect, desperately searching for a miraculous cure until an insight completely changed her perspective.

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