A Year 11 student at The Kingsley School has been presented with an award by a national charity for being an inspiration to others.
Meg Cubitt (15) was born with Turner Syndrome – a rare chromosomal disorder that only affects girls – and she also has a separate condition, called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, which causes fluid on the brain.
The Turner Syndrome Support Society has given her The Keith & Marian Masters Award for Achievement for her bravery, spirit, care and the enormous help she gives to others, despite an ongoing battle with her own problems.
Meg has raised thousands of pounds for other people with the same condition and is Teen Representative for the Turner Syndrome Support Society, representing the UK.
She regularly has to be admitted to hospital for tests and procedures as part of the ongoing treatment of her condition and attends school despite often suffering severe headaches.
“I knew I’d been nominated for the award but I didn’t think I’d win it. It was overwhelming and such an honour to receive it,” says Meg.
She is an inspiration to her fellow Kingsley students who have raised money for the Turner Syndrome charity in recognition of her courage and selfless attitude to life.