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Motherhood: Aysha & Mabel

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Crystal Leaity / UK / 8 Min

Exposing an ongoing social issue faced by parents with disabilities around the world, we follow a single mother as she talks about her debilitating health challenges while trying to care for her one year old baby. 

Official selection: London Short Film Festival (2023)

Aysha became part of our family through fostering in 2010, having previously lived with her grandmother, who sadly couldn't continue caring for her due to illness. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over 17 years ago following a childhood viral infection, Aysha manages her condition with a Dexcom pump and daily insulin injections.In 2020, Aysha welcomed Mabel into the world amidst stringent lockdown regulations, necessitating her self-isolation due to her high-risk status. Aysha's ongoing battles with a compromised immune system and antibiotic resistance have resulted in multiple hospitalisations, underscoring the challenges she faces

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