2021 Super Mum winner announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered the WCH Foundation’s Super Mum competition this year.

With over 400 heart-warming entries to choose from celebrating the amazing women in our lives, it was incredibly hard to narrow it down to just one winner.

However, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Nadine – our 2021 Super Mum!

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

Nadine, who is mum to Oliver, Daisy, Edward and Violet, was nominated by her husband Matthew.

Super Mum Nadine with her husband Matthew and children Daisy, Oliver and Edward.

Super Mum Nadine with her husband Matthew and children Daisy, Oliver and Edward.

Matthew wrote:

My wife Nadine is a Super Mum because of all her hard work and dedication to raising our four children.

Unfortunately, our oldest child, Oliver, was terminally ill and passed away nearly two years ago after a six-year battle with a very rare mitochondrial disorder called Pearson’s syndrome. Nadine’s mother also passed away a month earlier. Our youngest daughter was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and had open heart surgery in Melbourne straight after our son’s funeral service. Then, one of our twin 3 year olds had been diagnosed with severe autism and global development delay.

My wife is originally from England and all her family are still there, so she keeps our household in order and functioning on her own, juggling specialist appointments, NDIS, hospital and everything day to day while I’m at work.

Life isn’t easy for her and sometimes things can get very overwhelming especially when still grieving the losses of both her mum and first born.

I feel this voucher would go a long way into cheering her up a little and hopefully she can spend some time and money on herself for a change as she is always putting others first.

Nadine with her family at Christmas.

Christmas with the Climas family.

Nadine thanked Matthew for the surprise nomination:

I’m still in shock but very happy and truly blessed to have such a fantastic soul mate who nominated me.

When I received your call, I was in disbelief as these kinds of things don’t usually happen to me. I can’t believe I was chosen, what an honour!

With the voucher, I’m sure I will share with my family and squeeze in some pampering for myself which I haven’t done in such a long time.

Motherhood to me is a gift and an honour. I treasure my gorgeous cherubs every day and enjoy every memory, happy or sad. I love the unconditional love I am given from each of them, and they look into my eyes like I’m the best person in their little world.

This Mother’s Day, I will be thinking of my mum and what she means to me and all the lovely memories we created. As a family we’ll go out and celebrate the day having fun with the kids, enjoying each other’s company and treasure all our memories we created with Oliver.

From everyone at the WCH Foundation and Burnside Village we congratulate Nadine and wish her family all the best!

Nadine playing with her children.

“I treasure my gorgeous cherubs every day,” Nadine (pictured with her three children) said.

 

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