Carers Week: Meet the inspirational Kaddy Thomas
We’re marking Carers Week and highlighting the vital work of 5.7million unpaid carers in the UK by meeting Kaddy Thomas, who has dedicated her life to caring for her son Elijah. Kaddy herself was born with a rare condition called Apert Syndrome, which causes abnormalities of the skull.
Her son Elijah was also born with the condition, but things were made harder when at 18 months he suffered brain damage after a routine operation, meaning he now needs round the clock care. Kaddy joins us on the sofa to tell us why even after all the hardship she has been through she still has a positive perspective on life and why she wants carers to feel supported too.