'Hero' Caroline hoping to get votes for most deserving award
By Lewis_Clarke | Sunday, March 11, 2012, 23:42
A WOMAN from Tiverton is hoping to be named the most deserving of £10,000 towards the price of a used car.
Caroline with her daughter Lisa
With only one week left to vote Caroline-Rutley Frayne is hoping to get the most votes on the motors. co. uk website and not only with the £10k towards a car, but also £2,500 for the Devon Air Ambulance.
A devastating Motorbike Accident in 2008 tragically left her husband Simon dead and Caroline needing lifesaving surgery.
She is now a double amputee, but still inspires her family and friends with the strength she has shown in her recovery.
Caroline looks after her youngest child at home with additional care and support from her daughter Lisa who lives nearby. She also volunteers at a local hospital and has raised money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust by taking part in a sky dive.
Caroline was nominated by her daughter Lisa, said she thinks her Mum is a hero: "Mum and Dad were involved in a devastating Motorbike accident in Nov 2008. Tragically my dad passed away, and Mum needed lifesaving surgery."
"Anyone who meets my mum is blown away by how far she has come in the three years since her accident.
"She lost her soul mate, husband and our Daddy, as well as her right arm and leg. But she is so strong and carries on with life with her head held high."
Caroline and her husband were attended by the Devon ambulance service, including a Devon Air Ambulance.
Caroline added that if she won she would like to put the money towards a Mini MPV: "It would be best because it would have plenty of space and is the right height to get in and out of easily with a prosthetic leg" she said.
"I have a motorbility car instead of my disability allowance so I don't need a car for myself, but my daughter is my main carer and she lives a couple of miles away.
I would love to have a car for her - it would make her much more independent, and both able to look after me more easily AND get around for herself.
"Lisa doesn't have a car at the moment, so making her a bit easier would be great. It would also help me because she'd be able to drive me places such as to my voluntary work at the hospital league of friends - there are days when I don't feel well because of my medication.
"If my daughter had a car it would mean I'd still be able to get out to my voluntary work and just generally be out and about which always makes me feel better than just sitting at home."
To vote visit mostdeserving. motors. co. uk and look for Caroline-Rutley Frayne.