One Family, Two Unthinkable Tragedies

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One Family, Two Unthinkable Tragedies

Ruby Rose lost her mum when she was only two years old...

In 2009, the Heuston family's world changed for ever when Chloe Waterlow was murdered by her brother in Sydney's east.

Chloe was mother to the three Heuston kids, then aged 5, 2 and 4 months. Those children would grow up without their mum. Their father Ben, lost the love of his life.

Five years later, another unthinkable tragedy has struck the family.

Ben and Chloe's only daughter Ruby Rose was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and suffered a haemorrhage that has left her permanently blind at just nine years old.

As a single dad, Ben is trying to do the best for his daughter, and his two sons. But he needs your help. 


In this searingly emotional interview, Ben discusses life after loss, dealing with Ruby's shocking diagnosis and what it takes to rebuild a family, not once, but twice. 

Show Notes

If find out more about how you can help the Heustons, go to Rise For Ruby Rose, here.

Your host was Mia Freedman

With thanks to Ben and Penny Heuston.

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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