‘Superhero’ mum Jane from Aughrim picks up national award
AN AUGHRIM mum of three has been described as a ‘superhero’ as she picked up a national award on Monday.
Jane Moules was delighted to be named a Hidden Hearing Hero at this year’s national awards presentation in Dublin.
Jane was among 20 national winners, recognised for ordinary and extraordinary acts of kindness, community, and determination that make a difference in Irish society.
Born deaf in one ear, Jane became a widow and a lone parent to a nine-year-old daughter and disabled twin sisters (aged four) when she was just 33.
She is a full-time carer to the twins and makes sure that none of her three children miss out on anything. Her eldest daughter describes Jane as ‘a superhero who manages to be in so many places with the three of us in any one day’.
Presenting the national award, Stephen Leddy, Hidden Hearing’s Managing Director, said that people like Jane Moules are to be celebrated for their immense and selfless acts on behalf of their families and the community.
‘Our Aughrim winner is a remarkable example of how it is possible to overcome our challenges and to put others first. Jane’s love and care for her children, often sacrificing her own interests and opportunity, represents true selfless love and generosity’, he said.
Open to young and old people from all walks of life, the Hidden Hearing Hero Awards has been run since 2011, and invites nominations from members of the public in a number of categories.
The awards scheme is supported by Hidden Hearing, but nominees are not necessarily deaf or hard of hearing, according to Stephen Leddy.
‘Hidden Hearing backs the Heroes awards programme because, like our hearing, special people are sometimes taken for granted, and are maybe not fully appreciated until they’re not around, he said at the 2017 awards presentation.
Award winner Jane Moules with TV presenter Alan Hughes.