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Your Champions 2012: Emmy Taylor from Flint nominated for Young Champion award

A COURAGEOUS schoolgirl who survived a fire which killed two members of her family has been nominated for an award.

Emmy Taylor was just two years old when she was airlifted to hospital after being pulled to safety though a window by her grandmother Denise when a fierce blaze broke out at their caravan near Barmouth last June.

The Flint toddler had already suffered 65% burns to the right side of her body and spent weeks in intensive care at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Her parents Laura and Ian didn’t know if their daughter would pull through, but Emmy beat the odds and – after more than 30 operations and skin grafts – started at Ysgol Gwynedd in Flint earlier this month.

Emmy’s 26-year-old uncle Andrew – a former Flint High School and Deeside College student – and grandad Rob, 58, both died in the fire.

Now Emmy, of Prince of Wales Avenue, has been nominated for a Trinity Mirror/ScottishPower Your Champions award.

Barbara George, of Third Avenue in Flint, nominated Emmy in the Young Champion of the Year category.

Barbara said: “Emmy has shown tremendous courage.

“Sadly, she lost her grandad and uncle, but Emmy – a true little fighter – survived.

“She was badly burned and has to undergo specialist treatment for the rest of her life – so much courage for a little girl.”

Mum Laura said Emmy had taken to school life straight away.

“She’s settled in really well, even though she’s still having to go for a lot of appointments,” said Laura.

“She’s coping well and she’s really enjoying it.”

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