Prince Harry hands out WellChild Award
Prince Harry has awarded the 2016 WellChild Award to a young girl with a rare spinal condition.
The 32-year-old royal handed the prize to five-year-old Myzat Mugomba at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London last week.
Myzat has had Spinal Muscular Atrophy type-2 since birth and breathes through a tracheostomy and was nominated by her full-time nurse, Laura Duffell, and was chosen to receive the accolade out of hundreds of young people.
Laura told Southwark News: “Every single professional who comes into contact with Myzat is struck by her strength of character and positive attitude.
“I am so proud to know her and to witness how she takes on each challenge that comes her way. I hope winning a WellChild Award will help her to understand how very proud we all are of her and her achievements.”
The flame-haired prince gave a speech and said hearing about each of the nominee’s bravery reminded him how lucky the majority of us are that we have little wrong with us and said he was “inspired” by their “positivity”.
He said: “The stories we have heard tonight are moving beyond words.
“They remind us of the utter insignificance of our everyday worries. Yet, one of the things that always stands out is the positivity shown by those in the most difficult and testing circumstances.
“It is heartening to hear so many stories of happiness and hope, even through the dark times.”