Bravery doesn’t have to be exhibited in the most obvious way. This award celebrates a young person who has shown immense courage in the face of adversity.
All of the children are courageous but this award will go to the child / young person that has overcome a huge obstacle, made a real difference or simply makes people around them amazed by their bravery and can do attitude.
It’s someone we can all take inspiration from to improve our own efforts to defy expectation and extend a positive impact out onto the community around us.
Winner: ANA CAMPBELL
The winner of this award is an inspiration to us all. Throughout months of torment and pain, it was this little girl's smile and bravery that shone throughout.
Ana Campbell was just 14 months old when she was diagnosed with a Yolk Sac Tumour, which is a rare form of cancer. She was immediately put on a strong cycle of chemotherapy treatment at Manchester Children's Hospital, completing six harrowing rounds. This was a treatable cancer, but the drugs made Ana extremely sick and prone to infection.
Yet, Ana continued to smile and laugh. Ana's mum and dad named her the 'Warrior Princess' because of how brave she was and how she continued to make everyone else on the ward smile, even though she was going through such torment.
On the 8th June 2019, just three days after completing her last bout of treatment, Ana developed Sepsis and sadly passed away. During the four months of harrowing treatment, Ana showed more strength and bravery than some people do in a lifetime. That's why Ana - the Warrior Princess - won the Young Bravery Award 2019.