Jessica Earns Child of Courage Award

Jessica at the Pride of Essex Awards

Jessica at the Pride of Essex Awards

Jessica Taylor is named Child of Courage at the Pride of Essex Awards.

We were very pleased to hear that Jessica Taylor has been honoured at the Pride of Essex Awards.

Jessica was given the Child of Courage Award at the ceremony which took place on 25th November.

Jessica’s is well known by Cerebra and our relationship with her began when mum Carolyn approached the Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) with a very important puzzle to solve! Jessica is reliant on an oxygen tank, having to carry one with her at all times which severely limited her independence and meant that she had to have an adult with her at all times to carry it.

The CIC adapted a trunki suitcase for Jessica to be able to carry her oxygen tank with her which has meant that Jessica can look forward to doing everything that other children enjoy.

As well as a trophy Jessica, received a cheque for £1,000 which will be used to buy her two pieces of much needed equipment that will help her development.

The family will also very kindly be donating to the CIC so that they can reach out to even more children like Jessica.

“Ross and the guys at the CIC do a superb job and I know Jess would have struggled to become as independent as she now is without their help so it’s great to be able to send a little back to help someone else along life’s road,” Carolyn said.

This isn’t the first time Jessica’s courage has been recognised with an award. She was recently given a Cerebra Children’s Award along with her sister Bethany who has been there for Jessica through everything. Their story can be found here.