Vegan profiles


Uala Toamaka

Teacher - Grey Lynn School

Uala.jpg My eldest son was born in 2013 and has severe allergies to dairy and nuts (anaphylactic). Every winter since he was born we have spent numerous days and nights in hospital wards dealing with breathlessness. In 2016, with two sons, winter was the worst we had experienced. Even being well versed in the signs and prevention strategies we were at the emergency ward more then ever. We investigated into what we could change. For our sons situation veganism and its benefits could not be ignored. So in early 2017 we started our vegan journey and that winter was our first hospital free experience. It is a fantastic result as we are saving money, being kind to the environment and most importantly improving our health.