Australian Story: Nov 23

On Monday’s Australian Story profiles Mick O’Dowd, who was diagnosed with a little known but life-threatening illness, known as sepsis.

This episode is introduced by John Eales, former Wallabies Captain.

It was Christmas Day 2018 and father-of-two Mick O’Dowd was experiencing muscle pain in his glute.

By Boxing Day, he was fighting for his life in intensive care.

Mick was diagnosed with sepsis, a little known but life-threatening illness that occurs when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs.

To save his life, doctors were forced to amputate all of Mick’s limbs.

This is the incredible story of determination and love in the face of an incomprehensible situation.

Monday November 23, 8pm on ABC.

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