Rockingham’s Samuel clears health hurdles

Samuel Low. Picture: Jon Hewson                                                                  d459231b
Samuel Low. Picture: Jon Hewson d459231b

LOOKING at active Rockingham boy Samuel Low, you would never know the health challenges he has faced.

The 10-year-old did not have a bile duct when he was born and had Cirrhosis of the liver. He had a liver transplant when he was just four months old.

He has since had surgery 10 times in Sydney, with scar tissue cut away.

Now in Year 5 at Star of the Sea, Samuel will be taking part in the Australian Transplant Games in Sydney from September 24 to October 1.

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He will be participating in track and field events, a 3km run and other events.

Samuel’s mother Tracey is very proud of all he has achieved.

“Although he can’t play team sports, he plays cricket and tennis,” she said.

“He’s been training twice a week in the mornings.”

Mrs Low said the transplant games would be a great experience for Samuel.

“It will be great because there will be lots of kids he’s met in hospital. All the kids are in the same boat,” she said.