Child of Courage Award, sponsored by Peterborough Garden Park Overall Achiever Award, sponsored by Costa
WINNER: Lily Woodcock
Ten-year-old Lily Woodcock was nominated by parents Amanda and Richard.
The Deeping St James youngster was born with Goldenhar Syndrome and has had more than 40 operations up to now.
She has vision in only one eye but attends a mainstream school. She was also born without ears and is now waiting for prosthetic ears, and several of her ribs were removed to create her jawbone.
But through it all she has remained brave, helping other children when she can and tackling life head-on.
And as her father explained she is continuing to progress through her education.
Mr Woodcock said: “In September she is starting secondary school and we are both very proud of her. She never complains about life and just gets on with it all.
“I am sure my wife will be buying her a present or two later on!”
As well as our Child of Courage Award she also received the overall award, chosen from the 10 category winners, presented by Costa regional Development manager Andrew Swift. Runners-up
Jasmine Knight has been bravely battling leukaemia and last year pressed the button to start the Race for Life in the city. Jasmine’s mum Sue said the family was given good news in September by doctors who said that Jasmine had ‘turned a corner’ in her recovery.
Oliver King was nominated by mum Michelle for showing bravery despite having a list of problems “over an A4 sheet of paper long”. The Yaxley five year old has spent thousands of hours in hospital appointments, for various problems including a heart defect, oxygen dependency, strokes, and Down’s Syndrome.
CHILDREN OF COURAGE: Lily Woodcock, Sophie Knight, and Oliver King with Antony and Peterborough Garden Park’s Gordon Edington.