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New book pays tribute to Kanahooka teen Cass Nascimento

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Jason Carrasco and Cass Nascimento shared a special bond; one that would help them both throughout their separate cancer journeys.

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Mum’s devotion to son recognised

 A Canberra mum who dropped everything to be by her son’s side as he received treatment for leukaemia in Sydney over a period of two years has been named the Barnardos Mother of the Year for the ACT.

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Queensland picks mother of the year

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Keelen Mailman began looking after and protecting children at the age of 12. The Queensland finalist for Barnardos Australia Mother of the Year 2016, started her lifelong mission to help children after her mum had a stroke that left her incapacitated, leaving the young girl from Roma to look after her younger brothers and sisters.

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It takes a village to raise a child

Barnardos Mother of the Year ambassador Naomi Simson has written a beautiful blog about her recent visit to our Auburn Family Day Care Centre.

"This beautiful African proverb demonstrates so clearly for me the appreciation that no man, woman or child are an island - they are part of a community, they are part of something bigger and better than themselves - and they are not alone on their journey of self-discovery and self-fulfillment."

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Teenager honours her Mum

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A teenager who suffered depression and anxiety throughout most of her high school years has nominated her mother for Barnados Mother of the Year award.

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Thanks to our photographers

We would like to send out a big thank you to some great photographers that we get the pleasure to work with at our Barnardos Mother of the Year 2016 State and Territory Announcement Ceremonies!

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Loving little things

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What Lily Harvey loves most about her mum is that she is a mother figure to everyone. Growing up, Lily thought all nurses would bring toys, games and movies to the hospital for the children at their parents’ bedsides. Or that all nurses made quick check-up house calls to patients after work.

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Mudgee mum nominated for Barnardos Mother of the Year

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Tracy Lucas has not only raised her own seven children but taken on the role of full-time mum for foster children.

To her it’s been nothing out of the ordinary but when eldest daughter Bianca saw a TV advertisement for the Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards she knew it was time for her mum to receive the recognition she deserves. 

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