Sam Bloom Interview

Greg RossArts, Sports

Sam Bloom, author Heartache and Birdsong
Here, Greg speaks with Sam Bloom. Sam had everything she had always dreamed of. On a 2013 family holiday in Thailand, Sam leant against a rotten balcony railing falling through it and crashing 6 metres onto the concrete below. She was lucky to be alive and had suffered devastating injuries, including severe damage to her spinal cord that left her completely paralysed from the chest down. Sam speaks with Greg about the realities of life in a wheelchair but also of the joy of returning to surfing, kayaking and the happiness a young magpie they called Penguin brought into their lives.” Sam’s latest book is Heartache + Birdsong.

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