Child of Courage
Child of Courage Award sponsored by Wignalls
Awarded for exceptional courage in the face of adversity (15 & under)
Isla King – Despite being only 4 years old, Isla has already been through so much, with a horrendous start to life battling in the Children’s hospital for 16 months. She has already had two liver transplants and is constantly in and out of hospital; however she always has a massive smile on her face and spends her time laughing and making others laugh. She is an incredibly brave little girl who still faces a lot of battles and uncertainty, yet never lets this hold her back! Whoever meets Isla cannot believe how happy and bubbly she is. She doesn't let anything stop her, even when she is incredibly poorly she has the biggest smile on her face. She really is our brave miracle.
Kayla Peak - Kayla is 7 years old and an exceptionally bright child, who excels at school despite everything she has been through. She was born with a kidney condition called Bilateral Hydronephrpsis, which usually corrects itself at birth. However in Kayla’s case didn’t, leading to an operation on both her kidneys at 8 weeks old. She has had various operations over the years and has to be constantly monitored until she is at least 10. Sadly Kayla also witnessed her Daddy Jason die in front of her eyes after a fatal heart attack. Three days before she started pre-school she was attending her daddy’s funeral. Kayla has had to grow up very quickly to deal with her medical condition and her new life without her daddy, however shows extreme determination to succeed despite the odds. She is always smiling and has the biggest heart. She is always going out of her way to help others and this July had 14 inches of her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust, raising over £400. She is already planning to grow her hair again to donate once more. She is a very special little girl!
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