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Australian Survivor’s Luke Toki breaks down in tears as he opens up about daughter’s cystic fibrosis

‘Being a father means everything to me’: Australian Survivor star and ‘people’s champion’ Luke Toki breaks down in tears as he opens up about his baby daughter Madeline’s cystic fibrosis

He’s the ‘people’s champion’ who is back on Australian Survivor for a second time. 

And on the show on Tuesday, Luke Toki broke down in tears when he opened up about his four-month-old daughter Madeline’s cystic fibrosis diagnosis. 

The 33-year-old was eating a meal with his teammates when he was presented with a picture of himself holding her while she was in hospital as a newborn.     

'Being a father means everything to me': Australian Survivor star and 'people's champion' Luke Toki breaks down in tears as he opens up about his baby daughter Madeline's cystic fibrosis diagnosis

‘Being a father means everything to me’: Australian Survivor star and ‘people’s champion’ Luke Toki breaks down in tears as he opens up about his baby daughter Madeline’s cystic fibrosis diagnosis

‘That was me holding her in intensive care,’ Luke said. 

‘That was the night we got her home. Hopefully she’s waiting for me when I get back,’ he added, as he burst into tears. 

To camera, he added just how much he loves being a father and how he’s doing the show in a bid to win the $500,000 cash prize for his children, with his older two sons having autism.     

Emotional: The 33-year-old was eating a meal with his teammates when he was presented with a picture of himself holding his four-month-old while she was in hospital as a newborn

Emotional: The 33-year-old was eating a meal with his teammates when he was presented with a picture of himself holding his four-month-old while she was in hospital as a newborn

Motivation: To camera, he added just how much he loves being a father and how he's doing the show in a bid to win the $500,000 cash prize for his children, with his older two sons having autism

Motivation: To camera, he added just how much he loves being a father and how he’s doing the show in a bid to win the $500,000 cash prize for his children, with his older two sons having autism

‘Being a father to me means everything,’ Luke said. 

‘I’m a father to three kids, two of them have autism. The little girl has cystic fibrosis… my boys and daughter and wife are what I obviously treasure most.’

He finished, saying that winning the prize would be ‘life changing’ for his family.  

His teammate and AFLW star Abbey said she can see just how much Luke loves his family.   

Noticeable: His teammate and AFLW star Abbey (pictured) said she can see just how much Luke loves his family

Noticeable: His teammate and AFLW star Abbey (pictured) said she can see just how much Luke loves his family

To camera, she said: ‘You can see he’s a family man and how much being away from his family affects him.’

Luke shares sons Madeline and sons Lennox, seven, and Nate, five, with wife Mary. 

He went on the show for his second stint when Madeline was just six weeks old.

Luke meanwhile sweetly told News.com.au this week: ‘I wouldn’t swap my kids for any kids.’

‘Disability or no disability, they are absolutely great to be around. I love my kids. I’m very lucky to have such nice kids.’ 

Family: Luke shares sons Madeline and sons Lennox, seven, and Nate, five, with wife Mary (pictured)

Family: Luke shares sons Madeline and sons Lennox, seven, and Nate, five, with wife Mary (pictured)

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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