This week Sunday Night has a story on being lost in the bush for 17 days and a touching cancer story.
Exclusive: Naked and Afraid
It is one of the greatest survival stories of our time. Seventeen days, lost in a far North Queensland rainforest. Naked and afraid, Shannon Fraser survived on nothing but water and her wits in a hostile jungle teeming with spiders, snakes and crocodiles. The thirty-one-year mother of three went missing on Sunday, September 21. In her own words, Shannon tells her story exclusively to Sunday Night — how she became lost and how she stayed alive. Reporter Denham Hitchcock also meets Heath Cassady, Shannon’s fiancé, who became a suspect and ultimately was the only person who never gave up believing she was alive, and never gave up searching for her.
Stand By Me
This is one of the saddest but most inspiring stories we’ve ever had on Sunday Night. It’s the story of two young people brought together by their battles with cancer and an enduring bond that can never be broken, even by death. Cass and Jason knew of each other when they were both diagnosed as teenagers. Throughout treatment they were at each other’s side and pretty soon became inseparable. But they would only have a few incredible years together before the news they both feared — while Jason entered remission; Cassie had run out of time. Their story should have come to an end but they did something that will make it last forever. Cass and Jason weren’t just fighting for their own lives — they set about trying to help other teens facing the same battles. It is an emotional and uplifting story made incredibly personal by Sunday Night guest reporter Sally Obermeder, who first met Cass and Jason through her own struggle with cancer and followed them on their amazing journey.
Sunday at 6.30pm on Seven.