Sam and Mini-Sam

Seven year old with leukaemia attends school through an AV1 robot

Sam was seven years old when BBC Radio 5 Live spoke to him and his mum about using AV1 to go to school. Leukaemia meant Sam had a very weak immune system and couldn't be in the classroom, so the robot acted as his eyes ears and voice.


From BBC Radio 5 Live, 15 February 2019.


"Perhaps most importantly for Sam, it's knowing what's going on during school without getting any germs. And just not feeling left out. Feeling like he is still part of the class and that people haven't forgotten him."

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