Griffin Middle School

Griffin Student Creates Challenge for TV Show "Survivor"

Dec 12, 2014

Austin Russell with Show HostGriffin Middle School seventh grader Austin Russell has been through a lot – so much so, that his doctor nominated him for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Austin suffers from a life-long medical condition called Metopic Crainosynostosis and has had three surgeries on his skull throughout his life.

Recently, Austin’s wish, to create a challenge for the CBS reality show Survivor, played out on national television! Last summer, Austin and his family traveled to San Juan Del Sur so Austin could create a challenge for the show. The challenge aired December 10, and the entire family will travel to Los Angeles for the reunion show, which will air December 17 at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch a video from CBS highlighting Austin’s challenge.