Sam and Robbie | Head On Photo Festival

Sam and Robbie

Photographer's Name: 
John Janson-Moore

Born spastic, with cerebral palsy and quadriplegia, Robbie (right) has  worsening arthritis and bone spurs in his hips.  He has been denied a surgical procedure to amputate both of his legs which would free him the agonizing pain. Sam has been Robbie's sole carer for twenty-two years, despite his own degenerative spinal disease. Sam, born transsexed, has steadfastly campaigned for Robbie's right to freedom from a lifetime of pain through this radical surgery, otherwise offered to non-cerebral palsied individuals.

Festival Year: 
2016