ED­I­TOR’S LET­TER

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UP FRONT -

It's ev­ery par­ent’s worst night­mare — your child sud­denly col­lapses in the mid­dle of the night, and you don’t know why.

As our cover story on Gabriel Tul­lio shows, quick ac­tion is cru­cial. The Tul­lio fam­ily recog­nised the signs of a pos­si­ble stroke — a bleed in the brain.

While most of us as­so­ciate that with old age and ill health, they trusted their gut and called an am­bu­lance.

As a re­sult, the boy was soon in the hands of Dr Amal Abou-Ham­den, the best per­son in Ade­laide for the chal­lenge that lay ahead — one which would de­cide if the teen lived or died.

It's a mov­ing story, and one with an im­por­tant les­son.

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