We agree with these readers that Gemma and her sister demonstrate that the key to happiness lies in appreciating what you have. What do you think? Karen, editor
found the article about Gemma Bottrill heartbreaking (‘I became a mum age 6!’, July 18). I was moved to tears by Gemma’s account of how at such a tender age she was compelled to become a mother to her two-year-old sister after their mother was hospitalised for dementia. But what left me speechless was the fact that Gemma is not bitter or cynical and, instead, is so positive and upbeat. She is a shining example for all those who allow adversities to affect them and in the process do not appreciate all that is good in their lives.
I hope all of Gemma’s dreams for herself and her sister come true and thank you, Friday, for publishing stories like this. he article, ‘I became amum age 6!’, truly impressed me. It realise how lucky I amto have bothmy parents. Gemma is not only a caring sister to Louise but also a very loving mother. What truly inspired me was Gemma’s determination to bring up her sister in spite of all the hardships they faced.
The two sisters are an example of how love can change lives. You never know what life will give you. he ‘Kapowing cancer’ article (July 18) story was really moving. I was overwhelmed by the efforts of co-founders of SuperHope, Basma Al Masri and Tarik Batal, in giving small, innocent children who are battling cancer, a reason to smile and to follow their dreams.
I’m sincerely touched and would love to meet the kids and share some ‘Kapowing’ moments with them. And, well, it would be a shame if I didn’t squirt some banana split on the villains! thought the Making a Difference article (‘Kapowing Cancer’, July 18) on SuperHope was very informative. The initiative proves that a simple creative idea can go a long way towards giving children battling cancer a reason to smile and hope for the better. I think the co-founders of
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