The Story of Mario Bianco



Mario Bianco is a young father from Concord with a six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter.The last time there was a big push to legalise euthanasia in Australia in the late 1990s, Mario was outraged. He was quoted in the media, he lobbied politicians, and he was outspoken in his local community.

As campaigns for euthanasia return to our parliaments a decade later, Mario lies in a permanent vegetative state in his family’s lounge room.His wife Loredana cares for him full-time. On the family’s back-verandah in Concord recently, she shared some of her experiences with Jason Rushton, while Mario sat near by enjoying the afternoon sunshine.

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  1. A beautiful family, what an inspirational wife and mother. So full of faith and love, may these gifts carry them far. We pray for a miracle.

  2. Lorraine Brookes on

    Dear Mario, Loredana and family

    I am ashamed not to have known that your extraordinary family are in our parish. My son is 7 and probably at school with your children and I cannot imagine having to make the decisions that you make on a day to day basis. My heart and thoughts are with you all. Now I am going into the loungeroom to hug my son and kiss my husband, tell them how much I love them and thank God for our life together.

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