Sheila Bird has nominated her granddaughter Kay Kambanis for our Star Mum competition. At the age of 18, Kay fell pregnant and upon the birth of her son Archie, her partner left her. Kay has lived alone with her boy and with the help of her amazing mum, she has brought him up. At the age of 18 months, Archie was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which is life-threatening and also means he will never stand or walk. His life is constant hospital visits and physio, but thanks to his mum Kay, he is a very special person. He is bright, brave and funny and has such a loving nature.
Kay, now 24, has devoted her life to making his life as easy, interesting and fun as possible. Everything she does is helping him to be positive – cake making, crafts, reading. She takes him everywhere possible and gives him every experience of life. Kay is the most attractive, loving, generous, kind and helpful person – she's perfect, says her granny Sheila. She deserves to be treated this Mother's Day. She never treats herself, she always treats Archie. Her childhood wasn't easy but it has made Kay into an incredible person, who is the perfect role model for other young mums.
Kay has said that nothing prepares or compares to motherhood. It hasn't been an easy road, but she would take it again 100 times for her little boy. Archie is her everything, and she will continue to give everything and stop at nothing.