20th annual Bravery Awards recognise young heroes

July 11, 2014

The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) and Fremantle Dockers Football Club have again joined forces to recognise brave young hospital patients with the annual AJ Diamond Club Bravery Awards.

Now in its 20th year, the event aims to recognise and reward children who have shown immense courage during treatment in a SMHS hospital.

Among the poignant stories shared on the day were those of two-year-old Tremaine Bennell, who has suffered hearing loss as a result of chronic and painful infections, and 15-year-old Jake Burking, who has endured more than 22 surgeries to help him walk despite a severe bone disease.

Dockers recruit Brady Grey said hearing them gave the players an insight into a different kind of bravery.

“It’s inspiring for us as footballers, not only to learn about their stories but to feel like we’re a part of them,” Brady said.

“The players definitely took a lot out of it.”