Family award for outstanding courage

Andy Simpson, of Doncaster Refurnish presents Alex Steel with the Family Award at the Doncaster Superkids 2014. Picture: Andrew Roe
Andy Simpson, of Doncaster Refurnish presents Alex Steel with the Family Award at the Doncaster Superkids 2014. Picture: Andrew Roe

The inspirational brother of our Courage Award winner deservedly won the Family Award at the SuperKids Awards event.

Alex Steel, was presented with his trophy by the chief executive officer of new and pre-owned furniture store, Refurnish, Andy Simpson. The store also sponsored the award.

The youngster was praised for showing unwavering support for his poorly brother, Connor, who earlier had won the Courage Award for overcoming adversity despite suffering with lymphoblastic leukaemia.

After learning of his brother Connor’s relapse, Alex and his sister put themselves forward to be tested to see if they were a bone marrow match for Connor.

The rest of the family was also tested but brother Alex was found to be the only match for his poorly brother.

The courageous teenager has since been to the hospital on numerous occasions for endless blood tests, but he has never moaned, he has never questioned, he has just got on with things.

Alex was due to attend hospital yesterday, only two days after attending the awards bash, before going into theatre today so his blood cells could be transferred to Connor.

Master of ceremonies for the evening, DFP sports reporter, Paul Goodwin, gave a heartfelt good luck to Alex and said: “Fingers crossed for both you and your brother.”