Sam’s father used to kick the football with him in the backyard and ferry him and his younger sister, Eloise, to their swimming lessons. They went on camping trips together and spent afternoons playing at the park.
But five years ago, their lives dramatically changed. Their father, Neal Furze, fell ill on grand final day, while watching Richmond beat Adelaide, with what was later diagnosed as sepsis. His legs and all of his fingers were amputated. It saved his life.
Read more: Neal and his family’s story