Life, near-death and building a legacy with Samuel Johnson


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Be prepared to be blown away by today’s guest, Gold Logie-winning actor, breast cancer awareness advocate, and all-round legend, Samuel Johnson.

He joins us to talk about why he left his acting career to fulfil his life purpose – and his sister Connie’s dying wish – to vanquish cancer in Australia.

Through his incredible organisation, Love Your Sister, Sam has helped raise over $15 million dollars for scientific research to date.

No stranger to grief, Sam opens up about his recent near-death experience, and also how he coped with the suicide of his girlfriend, Lainey.

We also talk about supporting someone doing it tough, and he shares a perspective from which we could all learn a thing or two.

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