A THREE Towns mum has said she is so proud of the woman her key worker daughter has become.

Catherine O’Neill, 42, said her 20-year-old daughter Chloe is an ‘inspiration’.

Chloe, who is studying mental health nursing at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, moved home to Stevenston when the coronavirus lockdown came into place.

But she opted in to do her placement despite the risks involved with COVID-19.

Catherine told the Herald: “She was debating whether to put herself forward because she didn’t want to put me in any harm.

“She was worried if COVID-19 got into the care home she would pass it to me and her sister, Chantelle.

“I just told her to go for it, go and help other people.”

The proud mum said Chloe had always wanted to work in medicine because she cares about everybody.

Catherine said: “She’s achieving the goals that she out to achieve.

“I’m so proud of the woman she has become and how determined she is to follow her dreams.”

Chloe was given a placement at Cumbria Lodge in Irvine, which her mum says she loves.

Chloe told her mum that the care home staff look out for her, and she enjoys caring for the residents.

Catherine said: “She’s not had a lot of confidence,. Aa high school teacher told her she wasn’t academic enough but now she is finishing her second year of university.

“She has had struggles, but she has overcome them.

“I am so glad to be called her mother.”