On December 8 2003 Queensland’s Sunshine Coast woke to the news that a boy was missing. About to turn 14 – Daniel Morcombe had left home on Sunday morning to go Christmas shopping, his twin brother Bradley, not keen on the shops, had left him at the bus stop. Daniel had not been seen since. Before long, everyone in Australia was looking for Daniel… but his family knew in their hearts Daniel was gone. Ten long years later Brett Peter Cowan was charged with Daniel’s murder and ultimately sentenced to life in prison. When Daniel’s body was found, even though it was the worst outcome imaginable, the Morcombes began to heal. But how did Bruce and Denise stayed married, through those darkest days, how did they keep their marriage together? Facebook: www.facebook.com/awkie.talkie Instagram: www.instagram.com/awkie.talkie/ Website: www.awkwardconversations.com.au
Daniel Morcombe was abducted and murdered in the Sunshine Coast in 2003 when he was 13. Daniel's parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe have continued his legacy through The Daniel Morcombe Foundation, which was established to make Australia a safer place for children. In this episode Bruce and Denise open up about the strain of that loss on their marriage, the challenges around State and Federal definitions and funding, their thoughts on forgiveness vs revenge. Later in the episode Bruce spins a great yarn on the awkward time someone offered a handshake in kindness, and Denise has some great advice on how to deal with trolls.Episode notes -The Daniel Morcombe Foundation can be found here, where there is more information about Day for Daniel:www.danielmorcombe.com.auThis episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 17th 2021.You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation recently reached 15 years of dedicated service to keeping our children safe. It is also a very sad reminder that a young boy's life was tragically and unfairly cut short. On this special Mother's Day edition, Matt chats with Denise Morcombe. She shares her proudest achievements at the helm of Australia's leading child safety organisation with her husband Bruce. As well as some of the conversations she has with grateful families and the fondest memories of her son, Daniel.