Why Jennie loves Endometriosis New Zealand...
“I was delighted when invited in 2010 to become an ambassador for Endometriosis New Zealand. My support for this organisation is unwavering. Deborah Bush and her team are doing a superb job in helping girls and women in NZ to deal with this cruel and often silent condition. The World Endometriosis Society was not even established when I was suffering from endometriosis, particularly affecting my fertility. I was extremely fortunate to have an excellent gynaecological surgeon who performed a number of procedures to enable me to conceive my daughter naturally. Prior to that I experienced many years of severe pain and discomfort, having no one to turn to and was quite ignorant of the cause of my condition. 30-40 years ago, there was no organisation available in NZ to offer the support and reassurance that is now available through Endometriosis New Zealand. Today this organisation is able to play a vital role in educating girls and women (and their families), giving them encouragement to face the future with more confidence in managing endometriosis."
Jennie Goodwin was New Zealand’s first woman network television newsreader – in fact the first woman to read prime time TV news in the British Commonwealth in June 1975. Jennie worked many years in radio and television and left broadcasting to have her daughter in 1985 at the age of 40. She is very happy to continue supporting Endometriosis New Zealand and the invaluable work they carry out.