Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom is a two-time World Para Surfing Champion, bestselling author, and a living testament to resilience and determination.

In 2013, during a family vacation in Thailand, Sam suffered a life-altering accident when she fell six metres onto concrete due to a rotten balcony railing. The fall left her with severe injuries, including a shattered spine and ruptured lungs, changing her life forever.

Facing the overwhelming challenge of paralysis, Sam's spirit was broken. But an unexpected encounter with an injured magpie chick named Penguin transformed her outlook and became a catalyst for her recovery.

Sam's extraordinary journey of healing and resilience, captured by her husband Cameron Bloom's photography, led to the international bestseller "Penguin Bloom", co-authored with Bradley Trevor Greive. Their inspiring story was adapted into a film starring Naomi Watts, reaching #1 at the Australian box office and trending on Netflix.

Sam's story is a testament to the power of love, family, and the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity.