Sam Cawthorn: 2009 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year
Broadcast date Thursday 26th March 2009
Sam Cawthorn had a strict religious upbringing but went off the rails for a while as a teenager. Meeting the woman who would become his wife got him off the streets and changed his life.
The other turning point in Sam’s life was a terrible car accident that has left him with a prosthetic arm.
He decided to use his experiences to help others and established a program to help young people: Be Motivated.