A seven-episode series following Aussies with rare genetic conditions, as they search for answers, options and community.
Ep 1: Meet the families
Meet six Aussie families who live with ultra-rare diseases. This micro-series follows their search for answers, options and community.
Ep 2: Not knowing
Beth’s fears for Josh are dismissed. Scott’s teenage years are full of hospital visits. Selima’s first moment with her baby is shattered by unsettling news.
Ep 3: Hearing the news
Beth has a good day. Selima makes a shock discovery. The world slows down for Deanna and Andrew.
Ep 4: The aftermath
They tell you not to – but everyone does. Deanna and Kathy turn to Google as they struggle to make sense of ultra-rare, complex conditions.
Ep 5: Finding support
Beth gets an odd request on Facebook. Kathy learns to cook for someone who can’t digest protein. Robbin wants Amelia to face her future without fear.
Ep 6: Impact of diagnosis
What changed after a diagnosis? Deanna reflects on acceptance while new doors open for Josh. Scott takes back some control, and Selima turns playtime into therapy.
Ep 7: What we know now
The series ends but the journey continues. Scott encourages people to seek support while Kasum explains what makes him proud. Selima and Deanna help their kids to chart their own path. And Robbin and Georgia have a little romantic moment.
Meet the families
From Patrick the karate kid to Josh, the ultimate big brother, get to know the families featured in Diagnosis Day.
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