Lewisham teenage carer and John Roan pupil up for Young People of the Year award (From News Shopper)
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Lewisham teenage carer and John Roan pupil up for Young People of the Year award
A 14-year-old Lewisham carer who looks after his parents in two different homes has been named a finalist in the Young People of the Year awards.
Nathan Campbell looks after his mum Lorraine, a 43-year-old kidney patient who goes for dialysis three times a week, at home in Morden Street.
At weekends he cares for his 53-year-old stepdad Michael Mckenzie, who had a leg amputated and lives in a disabled flat in Bromley.
His mum said: "Any little thing I find hard to do, whether going round to the shops or whatever, Nathan will willingly do it. I don't know what I would do without him."
Nathan was nominated in the awards by his teachers at John Roan School.
Form tutor Julie Smith said: "Nathan spends considerable time each day caring for his parents. This does not impact on his school work. He is a very caring and selfless young person."
The teenager will discover this weekend if he will win the top £1,000 prize in a competition judged by a panel including Labour leader Ed Miliband.
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