Best on the Box
Sabour Bradley returns with his second series chronicling the unexpected twists in the lives of ordinary Australians. Tonight, he follows two desperate men searching for a miracle medical cure. The so- called “stem cell tourists” are terminally ill, or incurable in Australia, where experimental stem cell therapy can’t be performed. The stories of Perry Cross, cheating death since becoming a quadriplegic after a rugby tackle gone wrong; and near- blind former drag- racer Jamie Rugger are heartbreaking. The jury may be out on stem cell dangers, effectiveness and ethics, but the men’s desperation – and fears – are inarguable.