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North Wales Pioneer's Child of the Year Lexie, 6, has a day she "will never forget"

Published date: 05 March 2017 |
Published by: James Wilde 
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North Wales Pioneer Child of the Year was treated to a host of gifts and goodies from the newspaper’s generous advertisers.

Six-year-old Lexie Brennan, who attends Ysgol Y Gogarth was born prematurely at 29 weeks and as a result suffered brain damage, leaving her with hypertonic cerebral palsy.

But proud mum, Debra said Lexie takes all this in her stride and is going from strength to strength.

Mrs Brennan said: “Lexie is a very bright girl, although wheelchair dependant, she is always happy and positive. Lexie doesn't have the strength or ability to use a standard electric wheelchair, but had a touch sensor pad adaption and is slowly gaining the skill to independently ride herself around.

“She makes us proud everyday with her ever growing independent skill set.”

As part of her day Lexie was treated to gifts including a doll’s house from Adrian Wright’s Martial Arts Academy, balloons from the Afon Conwy where she also had her lunch, ABC taxis provided Trolls toys and a cards set and a schoolhouse play set from TJ Flooring.

The six-year-old also met Llandudno mayor, Cllr Carol Marubbi, who really interested Lexie!

Mrs Brennan said: “Lexie wanted to know why Cllr Marubbi was wearing a big chain around her neck, she couldn’t take her eyes off it.”

Lexie and her family now plan to create a scrapbook of pictures to show her friends at school of a day they will always remember.

”It was an amazing day and one we will never forget. I thank every business for the presents they bought and the Pioneer for choosing her as Child of the Year.”

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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