Breaking Boundaries? More like, SMASHING THEM!

Breaking Boundaries? More like, SMASHING THEM!

March 2015, Rafting Trip Kelly Dugan   WOW, what a weekend. Four awesome SmileDial kids and a parent each, a crew of amazing people from Ultimate Descents, Jeeza and his team from MakingTrax and a river that needed to be conquered and boundaries to be broken. The...
Break the Boundaries!

Break the Boundaries!

In December SmileDial received a $3000.00 donation from ASB Bank. This money will be used to provide once in a lifetime “extreme” activities for kids with a disability or on going serious medical condition. We will be teaming up with our friends at...
My daughter’s a different type of perfect

My daughter’s a different type of perfect

Published on stuff.co.nz on 28 January 2015 I have a child with special needs. I am that guy, we are that family. The ones you see at the park and you think, “I wonder what is wrong with that kid”. That is us. I knew nothing about people with special needs...
I just want to make her OK…

I just want to make her OK…

Published on stuff.co.nz 4 February 2015 Ground hog day. Over and over again today, the same as yesterday, and tomorrow no doubt will be the same as all the days before. More screaming and another day listening to my daughter scream my name. They said she may never...
Welcome to SmileDial

Welcome to SmileDial

Just over two years ago I started SmileDial with the goal of supporting families that have a child with special needs. I had no long term plan for SmileDial so it is amazing to find myself here, running a charity full time and being in the position where I have been...