DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OUR MUM OF THE YEAR?
Sweety Makwana, our 2015 winner, reveals how she felt being crowned Australian Awards Mum of the Year
When Sweety’s daughter, Twisha, was born with a rare condition called long-gap oesophageal atresia – where the oesophagus is not connected to the stomach – she made it her mission to help her daughter live a normal life. With a quote of US$1.2 million for a lifesaving operation in Boston, USA, Sweety started Mission Twisha in an attempt to raise those much-needed funds. “Winning the award is such a proud moment for me – I would like to thank all of our supporters of Mission Twisha who helped us get this far. Simple thanks are not enough, but I am falling short of words to show my gratitude to everyone who has helped Twisha in her survival and fight for a normal life. I also want to thank the Mother & Baby team for recognising super mums and inspiring them. I am sure this will also inspire other mums in the community who are struggling with their own battles.”#