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May 1, 2018

Every mother is a hero

That’s why we recognise and celebrate their hard work and dedication on Sunday 13 May. Mothers do amazing things that often go unnoticed. Dealing with the daily challenges of raising children is an epic task but some mums take things to the next level. We take a look at five mums that deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day. 

Emma Wackrow

A mother that deserves all the gifts this Mother’s Day is Emma Wackrow. Last year, Emma went into labour in a toilet cubicle at Britomart Station and within ten minutes had safely given birth with the help of her two-year-old, Luke, and a student nurse. For giving birth in the most difficult of circumstances, we celebrate Emma. 

Read her story here.

Diana Sevealii 

Some mums only get to experience motherhood for a short time. A few weeks after giving birth to Brooklyn, who was born prematurely and with a heart defect, Diana Sevealii was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Diana has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy and instead spend her precious time with her daughter.

Donate to the Sevealii family Givealittle page here.

Dame Valerie Adams

Kiwi athletics icon Valerie Adams had a unique challenge on her hands on the lead up to the Commonwealth Games this year. Whilst preparing for a major competition, Adams had not long before given birth to her daughter. Talk about multitasking! 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

The world lay in wait for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to give birth to her third child. What we didn’t expect was for Kate to emerge from the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, seven hours post labour. Whilst some may argue that this isn’t a big deal, imagine being groomed and primed mere hours after giving birth, ready for the world’s media, smile at the ready. We hope you’re getting some rest, Kate.

Marcela Gibson 

A little over a month ago we interviewed Marcela, who alongside her husband had packed up their life in Auckland in favour of travelling New Zealand in a campervan. Nothing new about this you say? The difference between Marcela and thousands of others is that Marcela, upon embarking on her adventure, discovered she was pregnant. For the past nine months, Marcela has been living an organic lifestyle – no midwife appointments, no birth plan and with a two-year-old in tow – in a campervan. What a woman.

Don't forget to give your mum a little love this Mother's Day. They deserve it. 

Images by Michael Dodge / Getty Images and Max Mumby / Getty Images 

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