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Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: A new kidney

This clip uses a series of interviews intercut with family photographs that tell the story of Mariah and the effect of kidney disease on her and her family. Her parents, Angie and David, recollect their experience of Mariah's illness, dialysis and the news of a possible transplant. Photographs of Mariah and her parents ...


Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: Wouldn't change a thing

This clip shows Mariah nine years after receiving a donor kidney. The clip opens with an image of the newspaper article that told of 'Mariah's second chance'. A dissolve reveals 10-year-old Mariah talking with her mother about her karate trophies and then playing ball with her family. Her father is shown taking her to the ...


Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: Darwin town

This clip shows patients and staff in the Northern Territory Renal Unit in Darwin and then at the Tiwi Dialysis Centre on Bathurst Island, 80 km north of Darwin, conveying information about the effect of kidney disease on Indigenous Australian communities. Dr Paul Snelling, Director of NT Renal Health, speaks about kidney ...