2020 Super Mum winner announced!

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Kathryn – the winner of our 2020 Super Mum competition.

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Burnside Village, Kathryn has won a $500 Burnside Village shopping voucher.

Kathryn, who is mum to George, was nominated as a Super Mum by her close friend Brodie. They have been friends for more than 15 years after meeting at high school.

Here is Brodie’s beautiful nomination.

“Kathryn is the definition of a Super Mum. Kathryn is the Super Mum to George who is now just 19 months old.

From the beginning navigating being a first time mum with George’s first year being full of sleepless nights, colic and her husband’s work requiring them to move across states when George was four-weeks-old, there has been nothing that has defeated Kathryn, taking every challenge in her stride.

Her biggest challenge came last year just days before Christmas when George was 14 months old. George was diagnosed with Leukemia whilst on their Christmas holidays in Broken Hill and their lives as they knew them were turned upside down.

George was flown out by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide that very night and in an instant her life has been put on hold for the next 3-5 years, but a sacrifice she wouldn’t think twice about when it comes to the health of her beautiful little boy.

Kathryn and her adorable son George.

Kathryn is still in Adelaide staying at Ronald McDonald House, 600 kilometres from her home with basically the same clothes she packed with her on holidays five months ago for her family Christmas in Broken Hill.

I can’t think of another mum as super as Kathryn who deserves nothing more than to treat herself with a shopping spree.

No matter what life has thrown at Kathryn in her Super Mum role I’ve never once heard her complain or practice self-pity, every time she gets knocked down she gets back up even stronger and keeps fighting.

No matter what detriment to her own wellbeing, her family always come first. New mums, old mums and mums-to-be can only look up to Kathryn for her braveness, courage, selflessness and her caring and humble nature.

Kathryn is truly inspirational and a Super Mum at the least.”

Kathryn thanked Brodie for the surprise nomination.

“I truly believe that motherhood is one of the greatest gifts, don’t get me wrong it has challenges. However, those challenges push us to grow into more resilient human beings, which allows us to be the role model our little people deserve. I hope you are celebrating Mother’s Day in some way special,” Kathryn said.

George continues to receive treatment in the Michael Rice Ward and Clinic, with his treatment planned to finish in 2023.

For Mother’s Day, Kathryn said she is looking forward to being served a nice cup of hot tea. She will spend the day with George and husband Adrian.

From everyone at the WCH Foundation and Burnside Village we congratulate Kathryn and wish her family all the best throughout George’s treatment.

Kathryn and George at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the Burnside Village voucher.

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