Warning: This story and audio references suicide and self-harm. If you are at risk, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Callback Service on 1300 659 467.

Paul has lived through a series of awful tragedies over the past two years.

In 2019, his Dad died by suicide while his Mum was hospitalised following a non-fatal attempt.

Understandably, the events of last year have had a massive impact on Paul and his outlook on life.

This year, things got worse when he was diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma after finding lumps in his neck.

To make matters worse, Paul and his wife run a DJ business which was heavily affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. At the end of May, a fire at home completely destroyed their DJ equipment and shed.

Hear the heart-wrenching story about everything that Paul and his family have been through, plus the little surprise from Jodie & Soda here: 


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