8:00pm – Monday, February 8 on ABC1
For the first time the funny ‘bad guy’ of television and radio, Red Symons and his wife, Elly, speak about their heart-breaking and inspiring journey with their son, Samuel, on Australian Story.
Imagine that your four-year-old son is diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and is not expected to live.
If he has radiation therapy at such a young age, his growth and mental capacity may be stunted.
If you do nothing, he will almost certainly die.
This is the choice Red and Elly faced soon after their son Samuel came home from kindergarten with a headache.
For most people, celebrating their 18th birthday and passing Year 12 exams are rites of passage.
For Samuel, they represent inspirational and life-affirming achievements for his family and wide circle of friends.
Now an adult, he reveals his journey on his own terms in Samuel’s Story.