1. That this House notes that Sweety Makwana received the award for being Indian Link’s Mother of the Year 2013 in recognition of her dedication to her two-year old daughter, Twisha, who has Long Gap Oesophageal Atresia due to being born without an oesophagus, which means she requires special care for 24 hours each day.

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A single mom from Sydney, Australia, is clinging to hope as donations continue to trickle in to help pay for a complex surgery her 3-year-old daughter needs to live a normal life. “The increase in donations helps keep my hope for Twisha’s cure,” Sweety Makwana said yesterday. Makwana is trying to raise hundreds of thousands

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The 15-month-old was born with a large gap in her food pipe, making her unable to eat and has to be fed through a button on her belly. Her mother Sweety, 29, of Westmead, is pleading with the federal government to fund a $1.2 million trip to the Children’s Hospital Boston so Twisha can receive

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