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Pontypridd schoolgirl with cerebral palsy receives prestigious award for her kindness

A primary school in Pontypridd has surprised one of their pupils with a prestigious award.

Mia Thorne has congenital hemiplegia, otherwise known as cerebral palsy, but it hasn't stopped her dedicating herself to help other children who live with disabilities.

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The Diana Award was set up as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power the change the world for the better.

One particular child that Mia has supported is three-year-old Dewi James who is in the nursery at Mia’s school.

Dewi has cerebral palsy too and Mia dedicates her time to support him

Dewi has been diagnosed with Diplegia Spasticiity Cerebral Palsy. Mia raised funds which enabled him to have a vital operation.

Mia is a remarkable young girl. We were so impressed by her dedication and empathy for others that we wanted to personally recognize her with the Diana Award in Wales today. We know there are many other young people that deserve this award and we welcome nominations from across Wales.”

– Tessy Ojo, CEO, The Diana Award