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Inspirational Sasha receives WellChild Award from Prince Harry

SCD student Sasha Burrell has been awarded Inspirational Young Person in the prestigious national 2017 WellChild Awards, receiving this well deserved award from Prince Harry on Monday 16th October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Sasha was nominated by her paediatrician, Dr Omowunmi Akindolie, following her treatment after a serious illness. Sasha, who had both legs amputated below the knee following a life-threatening infection, was picked from hundreds of nominations from across the UK to win this award.  The Awards are run by WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children, and celebrate the courage of children coping with serious illnesses or complex conditions. They also honour the dedication of professionals who go the extra mile to help sick children and their families.

To hear Sasha's story please see the video below:

The high profile Awards ceremony was also attended by many of WellChild’s celebrity supporters, including Duncan Bannatyne, Dynamo, Ashley Banjo, Gaby Roslin and many more. Amongst the audience was hockey star Sam Quek who tweeted her congratulations to Sasha after the event.

We are all hugely proud of Sasha and delighted that she has been honoured in this way.

To watch the 2017 WellChild Awards Highlights please see below:

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