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Sohana named ‘Teenager of Courage’ at the Pride of Britain Awards

13 year old City girl, Sohana Colins, has been named Teenager of Courage at the Pride of Britain Awards.

13 year old City girl, Sohana Colins, has been named Teenager of Courage at the Pride of Britain Awards.

Sohana suffers from a rare genetic condition, where her skin is so fragile, the slightest knock or scrape can cause serious injury. Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) means that she is missing the protein responsible for holding her skin together.

The Sohana Research Fund was established in 2010, and has since raised £3.5 million for the charity. The funds have assisted in setting up a treatment trial for ten children.

“We are all enormously proud of Sohana. Her uncomplaining attitude and determination to play a full part in everything at school is an inspiration to us all. We have to keep reminding ourselves of the severity of her condition as Sohana herself has such a great approach to life.” Katherine Brice, Deputy Head (Pastoral)
 

Sohana maintains a remarkably positive attitude despite the constant pain she endures. She spends up to four hours each day being wrapped in bandages and most of her food must be in blended form. She is involved school life as much as possible and has made great friends during her time at City.

The Pride of Britain Awards will be broadcast on ITV, Thursday 1st October at 8pm.