Living Black presents a special report on Murri boy, Quaden Bayles, who suffers from a condition that affects 1 in every 25,000 people - Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism. When Quaden was three days old, his mother Yarraka and the family were packing up their hospital room to go home. Doctors told her about his condition but she refused to believe it. It took years before she came to terms with the news. Now, at four year’s old, Quaden is only 65cm. During a routine check-up in early April, an MRI scan revealed his case had deteriorated and doctors decided to keep him in hospital. With rare access, Living Black travelled to Queensland to speak to his family and doctor’s as they prepared for Quaden’s emergency surgery. A medical placement is a daunting task for any doctor. But what's it like for an Indigenous medical student in one of Australia's most remote hospitals, helping some of the most vulnerable people. Hosted by Karla Grant. Living Black Series 22 Episode 4, Broadcast 27 April 2015 (An NITV/SBS Production) CC #LivingBlackSBS
AIRED ON 4 November 2015
EXPIRES ON 30 December 9999
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