“If I had to pick one thing in life I’m most grateful for, it would be Gemma. We do everything together and she is always there for me.
With other friends, I put on a brave face, but with Gemma, I don’t have to. She knows I struggle with what is happening to Mum and she is so brave herself, she is strong enough for the both of us.
Family means so much to me. No one else will ever really understand what it’s like. We visit Mum and it’s hard, but Gemma makes jokes and lightens the mood. Without her I wouldn’t have the strength to visit. She is my sister and my best friend.”