AUSTRALIA’S “most compassionate” prime minister has been named Australia’s “most generous” for her support of a Queensland mother whose son committed suicide.
Key points:Mrs May was among the most compassionate leaders in the country in 2017″Theresa” was a former soldier, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq”The Prime Minister has also raised money for a local homeless charity, the NSW Homeless Link”Mrs May said she was “overwhelmed” by the response to the young woman’s suicideThe family of the young Australian soldier have said the prime minister “loved” the woman, who had spent time with them on the frontline in Afghanistan.
The Australian Government confirmed Mrs May attended the funeral for the mother of the 17-year-old boy, and the family thanked her for her help.
The man’s mother, Karen, said her son “loves the people” and had been “very supportive”.
“She was a very strong, brave young woman, and she was one of the most kind, kind and compassionate people I have ever known,” Ms Karen said.
“We are devastated at the loss of her.
We have not lost a family member, she has not lost anybody.”
But she loved us and we will never forget that.
“Mrs May’s office said she met the young man at his school and was “appreciative of the efforts of the school”.”
I have met her many times at school, and had a great time,” she said.’
It was a bit of a shock’Mrs May met Karen in the Afghan army and had known her for more than 15 years.”
She said she had been to a lot of funerals, so I was very, very surprised to see that she had lost her son,” Mrs May said.
She said Karen was a “very strong, courageous young woman” who had “lived the hard life”.”
The young man is a fantastic example of a young man, and his father is a wonderful, great, lovely person,” she told reporters.”
He is a great example of the way that young Australians can be kind, generous and compassionate, and that they are capable of doing that.
“I was so shocked to see her have taken her life.”
Mrs Liddell was working in Afghanistan in the same year she left school, but had already started looking after her younger son.
She was on a six-month leave of absence when her son was killed.
“The next thing I knew, I was on the phone to my mum in Afghanistan, and there was a huge amount of grief,” she recalled.
“They were all looking at me, crying, saying, ‘I can’t believe it’.”
Mrs Littler told News24 she had “just been so upset”.
“When I saw the picture of the [victim] on the TV, I knew I had to do something.”
Mrs Cameron also had a “huge amount of sadness” over the death of her son, she said, adding she was proud to have raised money to help the homeless charity.
“This is an organisation that’s going to keep me going through the dark days of this war,” she added.
“It’s going on, it’s happening, it will happen again.”
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