Kim Douglas from Great Barr says her British Empire medal for her services to people with Asthma is for everyone who has helped in her fight against the illness.
Ms Douglas' son George died in his sleep from the condition when he was three years old.
She founded the George Coller Memorial Fund in his memory.
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A mainly dry day for most, but it will become increasingly cloudy from the west.
After a chilly start, a dry day will follow with some warm sunny periods and light winds.
Tamworth represents what's going on at the national level, a remarkable boom in jobs but wages only just beginning to overtake inflation.