A WOMAN who saw her sister die shortly after giving birth has proved to be a "Super Mum".
Now Sarah Irvin, 33, of Batley, has won a top award for her caring role.
She took on her sister Tracey's two children when she died just 10 days after giving birth.
And it meant her own family swelled to five - even though she is now bringing them up on her own.
Now Sarah has been named as a regional winner of the Single Mum Of The Year Awards by the magazine That's Life!
Tracey Irvin died 10 days after giving birth to her second son Callam. So Sarah brought up the baby, and his nine-year-old brother Ryan, alongside her own three children Luke, 14, Jordan, six, and four-year-old Lauren.
Her relationship with her own partner ended six months later and she must bring up her extended family alone. Jo Checkley, the magazine editor, said: "Sarah's a real `supermum', opening her loving arms and friendly home to her sister's two boys.
"Now, she's a single mum to five and a wonderful role model."
Sarah, of Laurel Drive, said: "It's what Tracey would have wanted.
"We were not thinking straight because we had just lost her but then after the funeral I thought: `Hang on a bit'.
"They were my nephews and I wanted to bring them up".