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ABC Australian Story 'Walking with Kate Mulvany'

Actor and play write Kate Mulvany speeks frankly about growing up with illness cancer osteoporosis long periods in hospital as a child the effect of agent orange, the suicide attempt and suicide of her partner and to quote the program transcript,

" TEGAN MULVANY, SISTER: There was always an awareness that Dad was someone that you had to be careful with at times. There'd be mood swings or there'd be wall punching or, you know, or too many cans of Emu Export or some... something along those lines.

KATE MULVANY: Dad has post-traumatic-stress-disorder, a lot of Vietnam veterans do, a lot of war veterans do. We didn‚t have a word for it back then, but it was, when that other side came out, was heartbreaking, because he was sad and angry and I didn't know why. "

and her remarkable words,
" I live in a pretty consistent amount of pain and will have to for the rest of my life. There's no point in letting it get in the way. If it gets in the way, I can't do what I want to do. I can't do what I love to do; I become a victim instead of a survivor."

and about her Play she says,
"Dad and all of his Vietnam mates came and saw the first season of The Seed. I feel incredibly privileged to be telling their story. It's not Dad's story anymore, it's their story. And I saw Dad lift his head."

Watch the full TV program at http://www.abc.net.au/austory/
Read the program Transcript http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2012/s3517881.htm