Camden’s Kylie Pussell as dedicated her life to comforting thousands of families with premature or ill babies by reaching out to them in their time of need.

She was “quite speechless” yesterday to be honoured as a Finalist in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said this is fantastic recognition for the work Kylie has done not only in our community, but all across our state.

“It is community leaders like Kylie who make our community a wonderful place to call home,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“Having worked closely with her, and Miracle Babies, for over a decade, I know she is very deserving of this nomination,” Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons said.

Kylie is the CEO of Miracle Babies Foundation, which she co-founded to provide the vital services families need, motivated by her personal experiences of miscarriages, premature births and losing her own babies.

Recently, Miracle Babies has developed Nurture E, an information hub that shares new findings from long-term research. Kylie is also an advocate for paid parental leave for families with a premature or sick baby.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the 31 remarkable women and girls named as finalists are making a significant impact across the board, from science to education, health, industry, culture and community.

“I’m always inspired by the calibre of women nominated for these awards and the outstanding contributions they are making in their communities across the State,” Mrs Taylor said.

“Despite all of the challenges COVID-19 has thrown our way there were more than 300 nominations, showcasing incredible women from all walks of life who are championing positive change.”

There are seven award categories in the 2022 program, including the Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year which is selected from the winners of all the categories.

Winners will be announced on 9 March, at the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney and livestreamed online.