My mother-in-law is in the final 3 of the Pride of Shropshire Awards in the Carers class.
My father-in-law has an über-rare disease called superficial siderosis. As of 4 years ago there were only 270 confirmed cases worldwide so as you can imagine, there’s not much known about the disease or what is likely to happen in the future. He started losing his hearing about 20 years ago, the last thing he heard was a firework about 6 or 7 years ago (it certainly surprised him!). When I first met Mrs Sane her dad was walking with a stick, driving by himself and going fishing. Now he needs a wheelchair outside, a big walking frame in the house and he can’t go anywhere on his own.
We won’t know if she’s won until next Thursday but just being in the top 3 is an achievement even if she doesn’t.