‘I want to win for my son’
Ajay has raised her son Kai, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome as a baby, largely as a single mother, and she says he’s a big part of why she’s doing the show. “Kai’s been living with me until now, but he’s just returned to Australia to work,” Ajay says. “Because we’re on a visa, he can’t legally work [in America]. We need green cards. They cost about $12,000! What sort of mother has that in her back pocket?” She says the show has already been a welcome opportunity to change Kai’s life. “The beautiful thing about this show is that it will enable us to get a green card. It will allow him to live here,” she says. “I’d become a resident and he as a dependent would become a resident and it would allow him to work. Getting a job is a big thing for him!”
Kai has returned to Oz to work.