Nominated by her step daughter, Kelly Haywood, 38
Thirty years ago, as a young wife, Carol Edmunds made the life-changing decision to take in her husband’s eight-year-old sister, Kelly, who had just lost her mother to suicide, and to raise her as her own. Carol treated her young sister-in-law as her daughter, taking care of Kelly’s every need and filling in for her late mother throughout her teens, twenties and thirties.
“Although Carol has two sons of her own, she has never made me feel any different to them. She has loved me unconditionally and, because of her, I haven’t missed out on having a Mum,” Kelly says.
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