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Enfield girl Nikki Christou to be be crowned 'most inspirational child' at the 2013 WellChild Awards
An "inspirational" child from Enfield who is living with a rare and dangerous medical condition has won a national award for her courage.
Nikki Christou, nine, of Enfield will be crowned 'most inspirational child' at the 2013 WellChild Awards for her bravery for dealing with arterio-venous malformation (AVM).
The condition is caused by an abnormal connection between arteries and veins which can lead to serious bleeding around the face.
The Enfield girl has managed to raise £70,000 to help research into the incurable condition.
Despite losing sight in one eye, constant emergency hospital treatment and being forced to give up dancing and sport, Nikki has remained kind and calm.
Her consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Mary Glover said: "Nikki is remarkable in the way she remains calm and tries to make things better for those around her, including the doctors and nurses, even when dealing with traumatic symptoms and procedures."
Nikki will collect her prize at the Annual WellChild award ceremony on September 11, at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane.
WellChild, the national charity for sick children, has welcomed stars including Royal Patron, Prince Harry, comedian Russell Howard, pop singer Pixie Lott, actress Barbara Windsor and Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne to its awards.
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