Newshub Nation Backstory: Denise Lee on living life to the fullest after losing her two-year-old son Riley

National's Denise Lee grew up in the Coromandel, is an adrenaline junkie, and followed her father and grandfather's footsteps into politics.

But she has also lived through the ultimate tragedy: the death of her two-year-old son Riley.

Newshub Nation joined Denise at the Waikaraka Speedway in South Auckland to hear her backstory.

Watch the video.