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‘We are each other’s heroes’, says Munster carer of year

AN Ennis mother who cares for her daughter born with a rare syndrome has been named Netwatch Clare and Munster Family Carer of the Year. Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s family carers, presented this year’s award to Clare Sydney this week. Clare cares for her 12-year-old daughter Isabella who was born with Lumbosacral Agenesis which necessitates her using a wheelchair as her legs were amputated at the age of seven. She was nominated by friends from the local carers group who say that she has to help Isabella with all facets of daily living and be one step ahead in planning for her future development and education, as well as sourcing appropriate services. Clare, who is married to Dee and also mother to Isabella’s twin brother Anthony James, developed breast cancer and has been undergoing treatment for the past two years. She says that she and Isabella are each other’s heroes. Clare is one of four regional …

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