Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Australian Story Online - episode 2

The second of our Australian Story Online specials went up last night.

For three decades Peter Dawkins was the man Australian singers relied on to turn their music into chart-topping, record-breaking hits.

Then, at just 42 years of age, he walked into a doctor’s surgery complaining of various odd symptoms. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Last year, an extraordinary medical procedure that held hope of a better quality of life was offered to Dawkins, but there was a catch – it would cost $35k and Peter Dawkins 'simply didn’t have the money' after being unable to work for so long.

It was at that point the industry that he had done so much for returned the favour in a most unexpected way…

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