Since leaving the Big Brother house, Reggie Sorensen’s life hasn’t been easy.
Almost 15 years on from her popular win, she’s facing a struggle beyond what most could even imagine.
A sufferer of a congenital eye condition, she will go blind within a matter of years. But, as she revealed on A Current Affair in 2016, worse than the thought of losing her vision, is the thought of losing her son.
Seven-year-old Lucas has cystic fibrosis – a life-threatening, genetic condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs. He requires daily physio, and often struggles to breathe – something people are surprised to hear when they meet the active little boy.
“They all look at him and go, ‘Gee you don’t look sick’, but inside it’s a different story,” Sorensen told the program. “He’s battling a big fight to stay alive.”
As if that wasn’t enough for one family to deal with, Reggie has now been diagnosed with a hole in her heart.