A HUDDERSFIELD girl has been nominated for a prestigious bravery award.

Tori Rosheen, 11, of Golcar, has worn a hearing aid from a young age after doctors discovered she suffered from Treacher Collins syndrome and had a hearing impairment.

After 36 operations, some of which took more than 12 hours, coHearent Vision, The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, has nominated her for a Yorkshire Sensory Star award.

They commended her positive attitude and endless courage.

She is believed to have consistently helped other children on the ward, shortly after her operations.

Dynamique Events organiser, Liz Stephenson said: “Tori has been nominated because of her kind, thoughtful and helpful approach to others despite her disabilities.

“As a charity, coHearent Vision is dedicated to breaking down the barriers within society to enable people to live full and happy lives.

“Tori is a shining example of how children with sensory loss or impairment can realise their ambitions and achieve as much as their hearing or fully-sighted peers.”

Chief executive of CoHearent Vision Rob Young said: “With over 800,000 people across Yorkshire having some form of sight or hearing loss, people of the deaf and blind community rarely get the recognition they deserve.