Christchurch 11yo on what caring for disabled brother means to him

An 11-year-old Christchurch boy says he's shocked after winning a trip to the Gold Coast for looking after his severely disabled brother. 

Alize, 11, went viral after a video of him winning More FM's Jingle Bail was posted on social media. 

The young boy was recommended by his nana Vicky, who said the way he cares for his brother Andre should be rewarded.

Alize told The Project when he heard his nana on the radio he was "shocked".

"I didn't know what was happening and when I heard nanas voice I was so happy," he said on Wednesday.

"When she started talking about me, I was full of hope and just all warm inside."

Alize has been recommended because of how he cares for his disabled brother Andre.

"I love him with all my heart," he said.

"I know he's dying, but I just wanna know he'll always be near me and I'll always be there for him," he told The Project.

His mum Danni Rasmussen says Alize is an inspiration.

"He's always carried this really amazing demeanour about him - he's all about inspiring people and doing good in the world," she said.

She had Alize at 17 and has been a single mother his whole life. 

"I've had lots of assumptions and comments about being a single mum and how hard it would be - but he has turned out better than I ever could have expected," she said.

Watch the full interview above.


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