Cerys Saunders (11)
Cerys, from birth, has been a fighter with many trips to hospital in both Jersey and Southampton to treat her for Cardimyopathy and Severe Pulmonary and Aortic Stenosis. When she was 10 she underwent major surgery, which must have been very frightening for her and no one knew what the outcome would be and what her future would hold. Because of her resilience and inner strength she stopped pain killers within a couple of days of her operation and she was able to fly home after a week as her recovery had been so quick. It is not known what the long-term will bring for Cerys but for now she is remaining bright and positive.
The Judges felt that this courageous young girl has had to face so many difficult challenges in her short life, she has shown such determination and her resilience and inner strength have been amazing. And to not know what the future holds, yet she remains bright and positive. The Judges felt that she truly deserved to be this year’s winner as she is the epitomy of taking the title of – Variety’s Young Star of the Year 2019.