First and foremost, Teresa says she is a mother to four beautiful children.

But to her 10-year-old son, Simon, she is more than that. She is also his carer.

Simon was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that currently has no cure. His life is centered around a strict management plan and regular trips to our Hospital for treatment.

With so many complex needs that come with the ‘invisible disease’ there are also invisible impacts on carers like Teresa. Despite the heavy challenges, Teresa considers being a carer to Simon as the most rewarding job in the world.

“The beauty about being a carer is that no matter how hard the task may be, when you empower those around you it gives them the belief and strength that things will get better.”

Teresa and her husband Harry are among the incredible carers who go above and beyond for their children at our Hospital every year.

National Carers Week is a time to acknowledge and celebrate this devotion, while also recognising the invaluable role of the more than 2.65 million carers across Australia.

To read more about their story, click here


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