Paralympian Sam Bramham was born without his right femur, leading to his leg being amputated at a young age. Not letting his disability get in the way, Sam played a number of sports including AFL, rugby and water polo, but found his niche in swimming.
Despite all his accomplishments in the pool, he may be best remembered for a white lie he told to an international journalist that landed him in trouble. We explore that and more with Sam.
0-2:00 minute mark – Luke & Susie intro and commercial.
2:01 minute mark – Guest former Australian Rules Footballer Mark Eustice.
2:30 minute mark – Head-butting incident and the suspension.
3:12 minute mark – Could have been on the 400 grand high-career market.
5:00 minute mark – What it’s like for Mark when he was still suffering from mental health issues and on substance abuse.
8:00 minute mark –Intervention, sought a professional help and undergo treatment, battling mental health issue and becoming better.
13:00 minute mark – the struggle of not going back to the old life of losing oneself to drugs and mental health illness.
14:30 minute mark – some players went through the same thing.
15:30 minute mark – difficult times, the struggle to live and to find jobs because of the past.
16:50 minute mark – motivational talks helped Mark a lot to get back on his feet.
18:00 minute mark – it really take years to get better and leave every bad habit behind.
18:52 minute mark – commercial.
19:22 minute mark – Guest is an Australian Paralympic swimmer who competed at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Paralympics winning two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal, Sam Bramham.
20:50 minute mark – born with a missing part of his limb and no femur. What remained of his leg was amputated when he was five years old and remembers nothing about the operation.
22:00 minute mark – Being told you can’t but you can, one must have self-awareness of what he can do. Sam never thought of using prosthetic legs when competing at the Paralympics.
23:20 minute mark – Sam’s motivations.
23:50 minute mark – Sam’s advice on people with complete parts, the worst disability that someone can have is a bad attitude. “Its society that handicaps me” – Sam Bramham.
26:00 minute mark – the Paralympics moment.
27:09 minute mark – Sam as a Paralympics commentator.
27:27 minute mark –TV is something Sam would love to do.
28:00 minute mark –Sam live from Rio and the Rio experience.
30:20 minute mark – Sam’s best prank!
33:40 minute mark – Luke shared a story about the
34:50 minute mark – Susie asked Sam if he has ever used his prosthetic leg to get sympathy from other people in his favor.
36:00 minute mark –Sam feeling comfortable of himself and the success he is having despite his situation.
38:00 minute mark –Respect.
39:00 minute mark – Receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia.
40:48 minute mark – Closing part.
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