Growing up

Hey, my name is John, I’m 16, living in Melbourne and I am a young Carer. I look after my single parent, deaf mum and my little brother, aged 6. Having a deaf mum can be difficult at times, making phone calls, interpreting for her, helping with grammar and English and helping around the house sometimes. I also take care of my brother when my mum has to go shopping or when she has a shower. This can at times be inconvenient if i am in an online class or if I’m working on something else. I love to play basketball, listen to music, hang with friends and play on my xbox. Overall I’m not coping too badly but it can be frustrating at times.

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