‘Beautiful soulmate’ | PHOTOS, VIDEO Special friendship: Sam Bloom with her confidant, Penguin the Magpie, who helped her through one of the darkest times of her life. Photo: supplied
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penguinthemagpie After more than 14000 images and 2 years documenting my life with these beautiful kids, the first advance copies of ‘Penguin Bloom’ arrived home. So many tears of joy and pain went into writing and producing this book which we are all now so proud of. Published by ABC Books and beautifully written by Bradley Trevor Greive, you can pre order copies now online or wait to pick one up in all good bookstores from 21st March.
penguinthemagpie Sam, the boys and I are so excited to finally announce that our book, Penguin Bloom written by Bradley Trevor Greive will be made into a Hollywood film staring Naomi Watts as Sam. “Sam’s undeniable spirit and the intense physical and emotional journey she and her family embraced resonated with me both as a storyteller and as a mother,” Naomi will co produce alongside Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Emma Cooper.
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penguinthemagpie I love you.
penguinthemagpie Soon to be reunited
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penguinthemagpie I’ve been gone 8 days and this morning thought I’d better come home and say hi.
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penguinthemagpie We all grow up eventually… I’ve been seen dating some magpie boys in Newport. Don’t worry I’ll keep sharing my life with you….
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penguinthemagpie Front row seats.
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penguinthemagpie What we learn from Mother Nature is priceless.
TweetFacebookPenguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family, which tells the story of how a baby magpie helped Sam through the darkest struggle of her life.
Sam fell from a balcony in Thailand on a holiday in 2013. As a result, she was paralysed. At the time, her three sons were 11, 10 and eight years old.
Cam said Sam was an incredibly active person, who loved surfing and mountain biking.
“She basically lost all independence,” he said.
“When Penguin arrived, Sam was at her lowest point. Penguin had been injured after she had fallen out of the nest, and we looked after her.”
Penguin was named by Cam and Sam’s children, as she had big feet. She became part of the family, running down the hall, talking with the boys and singing in the house.
“She was like a pet dog,” Cam said.
But it was her relationship with Sam that was most special.
“Penguin was a companion for Sam when the kids were at school, and I was at work,” Cam said.
“She was her beautiful soulmate. She would often sit on Sam’s shoulder or head, and Sam would talk to her. Penguin was always a good listener.”
Penguin was always free to leave, but she continually came back to spend time with the family.
Over the course of her stay with the Blooms, Cam took about 2000 pictures of the bird, which helped form the arc of the book. Cam and Sam were interviewed by writer Bradley Trevor Grieve for five months for the book, and he also used the photographs.
Cameron Bloom Penguin Bloom sales go to help people with life-changing injuries.
The Bloom family are currently looking after two new magpies, Panda and Puffin.
You can follow theiradventures and explorationson Instagram by searching ‘penguinthemagpie’.
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