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

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - M&bawards -

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.”#

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