Samuel and Connie Johnson were born a year apart, so they've always been close. Growing up they played together, explored the neighbourhood together.
When Connie was first diagnosed with cancer when at just twelve, they faced and fought that together too. They did it again at when she was 22. Now, cruelly, at 35, when her kids are still young, her cancer has reappeared. Her brother Samuel is still with her every step of the way but this time things are different - Connie is dying and she doesn't have much time left.
Faced with the fight of her life, Connie set Samuel the toughest challenge she could think of. It started as a joke in the kitchen. It turned into a promise.
The goal? To set a new Guinness World Record for the most distance travelled on a unicycle, raise $1 million and spread Connie's message about breast cancer awareness, so other women don't have to say goodbye to those they love.
Samuel, one of Australia's favourite actors, cleared his diary and kept his promise, riding a one-wheeled bike around Australia and breaking the Guinness World Record for longest unicycle ride. He has raised over a million dollars for breast cancer research and isn't stopping. Nor is Connie, who is determined to face death with courage and wants her life to make a difference.
These two Australians show that while love might not conquer all, it makes it much easier to face the tough times. Part biography, part memoir, part diary, part travelogue LOVE YOUR SISTER is an inspiring and unforgettable story.
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Samuel and Connie Johnson are the powerhouse brother and sister team who established LOVE YOUR SISTER charity. Samuel is an Australian actor with 20 years experience, best-known for his work on THE SECRET LIFE OF US, CRACKERJACK, UNDERBELLY II and RUSH. In recent times he is more proud of his work as a breast cancer advocate and determined unicyclist. Connie Johnson is a wife and mother of two beautiful young boys. She has worked in the disability sector for ten years and since her most recent diagnosis spends her time with her family and advocating on breast cancer issues ... when not busy seeing how much torture her brother will endure before he says no.
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