Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Toa) is the CEO of What Ever It Takes, an organisation using Māori models of clinical practice for whānau affected by complex disability and trauma, as a result of an acquired serious injury.
She came into this mahi through her own experience in finding support for her husband who, following a boxing injury, became affected by disability and trauma.
In this episode Charmeyne talks to us about that pivotal time in her life, she shares kōrero about working with whānau hauā, and celebrates her twin girls and their sporting success.
What I’ve noticed through this journey is not many men stick around when the wives are in the situation where they are incapacitated. Quite often the relationship falls away quite quickly.
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