The amazing story of a New Zealand dairy farmer who caught swine flu and very nearly died. Intensive care specialists were all set to pull him off life support, saying there was no hope. But his family refused to give up. They demanded the doctors try high doses of Vitamin C, a radical treatment well outside mainstream medicine. The hospital told them it wouldn't work but the family insisted. It turned into a fight, the family even hired a top lawyer. But in the end, as Melanie Reid will show you, the farmer is now very much alive. Since this story broke, New Zealanders have been clamouring for intravenous Vitamin C treatments, only to be met with resistance from many hospitals. Professor Ian Brighthope MD (also interviewed for Food Matters) says "people are dying because of the attitude of the medical profession"