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October 2016
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Grief and Loss

"Hi, I am a 15-year- old that lives in Rangiora. One of my best friends has always been really close with her nana, but her nana just passed away over the weekend. I knew her nana but not really well. She’s really upset, and I don’t know how to help her because I’ve never l...

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