TWO young locals have had their courage recognised at the Fremantle Dockers Bravery Awards.
Five-year-old Huntingdale resident Rhianna Riley and seven year-old Cardup resident Jake Worth have both won bravery awards following stints at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Rhianna was admitted to the hospital’s children’s ward earlier this year after four months of sustained scalp lesions.
After five trips to the GP and various antibiotics, doctors finally diagnosed her with skin condition pyogenic granuloma.
Doctors were forced to shave Rhianna’s hair, but she took it all in her stride and never once complained about the ordeal.
Meanwhile, Jake was admitted to the hospital last year after he fell off a pony and the horse’s hooves caught his face, which caused multiple mouth lacerations.
However, Jake remained positive and upbeat throughout the aftermath and subsequent treatment and is close to making a full recovery.
South Metropolitan Health Service Chief Executive Paul Forden said the youngest award recipients had proven to be the bravest patients during their treatment.