Rotorua woman Kirsty Gerlach has been described as a "medical miracle".
Two years on from her diagnosis with the most aggressive form of motor neurone disease - bulbar palsy, she is still alive and her attitude is something to be admired.
Gerlach is a well-known and loved Rotorua figure. From her involvement in her church to owning a successful audiology clinic Kirsty Gerlach Hearing for many years.
Now her journey has been made into a short documentary film, which Gerlach wants to share with every person who has touched her life in the Rotorua community.
Things for Gerlach had taken