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Football fan MIllie, nine, overcomes meningitis to win sporting awards
2:17pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A NINE-year-old girl who was struck down with meningitis has battled back to health by winning a string of sporting awards.
Millie Crick, of Malton, spent eight days in hospital earlier this year battling meningococcal meningitis B, which occurs mainly in babies and young children.
A keen football fan and player, she has now won a series of trophies, including a special Fair Play award at an inter-school tournament.
Millie’s father, Paul, said everyone was very proud of what she had achieved.
“At one point the doctors had given her just one hour to live and to see how she has bounced back is absolutely fantastic,” he said. “She has been given the all-clear and a clean bill of health with no after-effects to the illness.”
Now back at Malton Primary School, Paul said Millie played for her school football team as well as the Brooklyn team, based at Malton Community Sports Centre.
“She has done really well winning the Under-9 league in the mixed team and is now playing for the Under-11s who are also doing pretty well this season,” he said.
“Millie also won the Fair Play award at a school tournament which made us really proud.”
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