The One in a Million Baby
About This Show
Our lives are full of odds. We buy lottery tickets when the chances of winning are as small as one in 40 million. But when the circumstances are a little different and the odds mean something rare and unusual, like a chromosomal abnormality or a medical condition in our children, we dismiss the much higher odds which can be as high one in 800 because we assume it won’t be us who make up that one. The One in a Million Baby tells the stories of the children and their parents who find themselves as that one in a thousand, or one in ten thousand, or even one in a million position and how they come to cope.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 28: Jasmine, Mylee and The Grief Project
Jasmine Platt's daughter was diagnosed shortly after birth as having a catastrophic brain condition known as burst suppression. She was devastated to learn her daughter would never walk or talk and they would never know how she perceived the world. Now, six years later, Jasmine is on a mission to help NZ parents who are given a complex disability diagnosis for their child, to get therapy to help them cope. At present, in NZ, there is no specific funding for this kind of grief, and Jasmine is trying to ensure that other parents in her shoes get the mental health support they need. This is her story.