Shan­thi’s in­spir­ing story in spot­light

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

SOUTH­ERN Gazette re­porter Su­sanne Reilly has been an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist in the Char­maine Dra­gun Memo­rial Award at the 2014 WA Youth Awards.

The nom­i­na­tion recog­nises her front-page story in the De­cem­ber 3, 2013 edi­tion about Man­ning teenager Shan­thi Field­ing.

The young woman had life-sav­ing surgery soon after birth, but her de­ter­mi­na­tion to master the in­tri­cate moves of a tra­di­tional In­dian dance helped her en­dure many more surg­eries over the years and anx­i­ety is­sues that de­layed her speech un­til she was nine.

A link to the story is avail­able on­line at www.face­book.com /South­ernGazette.

Award win­ners will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 20.

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Shan­thi Field­ing’ in­spir­ing story was told by Gazette

re­porter Su­sanne Reilly.

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