A heartbreaking photo of a chandelier made by a 13-year-old boy lying on the floor and & # 39; life-saving interventions & # 39; received a photo competition for seriously ill children.
Moving images that have been introduced also show a series of photos hung by a six-year-old boy after his sister died of complex health needs, and the shoe soles of a 17-year-old girl who has difficulty walking due to spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.
Ten were nominated in the competition, run by WellChild, and the top three will be sold at the WellChild Helping Hands Art Auction at Christie's Auciton House, London, on Monday to raise money for charity.
The photos were admired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they attended the WellChild Awards last Tuesday at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
The images were reviewed by recognized contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Rankin and Anish Kapoor.
Jack Kirsopp's mother, who lives in Doncaster, explains the winning photo with the title & # 39; CPR & # 39 ;. She said he was taken when he was lying on the ground with life-saving interventions & # 39; and he saw what he saw.
& # 39;It looks like a shining star, just like Jack and a beacon of hope. This can be seen as an inspiration for us in difficult times.
& # 39; Jack has multiple serious complex medical needs that are life-limiting.
& # 39; He has had three cardiac arrests in his short life, so resuscitation is unfortunately something Jack is all too familiar with. & # 39;
The 13-year-old Jack Kirsopp & # 39; s photo of the chandelier, taken while he & # 39; life-saving & # 39; interventions received first place in the WellChild photo competition. He lives in Doncaster and has had three heart attacks
An image of photos & # 39; s hung on the wall by six-year-old Ollie, from Leicester, to remind his sister who had complex health needs, was also shortlisted.
& # 39; She died in May, & # 39; his mother said. & # 39; Ollie is trying to come to terms with where it is & # 39; gone & # 39;. & # 39;
& # 39; He works with a funeral therapist and a suggestion was a timeline of the clothesline that showed Lily & # 39; s death before and after Lily. this is the reality of his life right now. & # 39;
It was chosen by jury members from a shortlist of ten with this washing line of photos & # 39; s. It was taken by six-year-old Ollie, from Leicester, who is struggling to face the death of his sister in May. She had complex health needs
DROWNING ON DRY LAND
The winning image, by Jack Kirsopp, is auctioned for £ 750 alongside 11-year-old Samuel & # 39; s photo of himself in the hot tub to display his lung condition, taken at home in Hampshire, and the photo by Curtis, 12, from Cornwall, which represents how he communicates with others.
Speaking of his entry, Samuel said that when he first heard about the competition, he and his mother were talking about what they should do.
& # 39; We discussed my medication and physical therapy and what happens if I do not do my physiotherapy or do it three times a day. I said it feels like my lungs contain water, like I swallowed a load of water and it went into my lungs instead of my belly.
& # 39; We then talked about how we could show this on a photo that was very difficult, but after a while we came up with an underwater photo in the hot tub (which I liked when I went to play). & # 39 ;
& # 39; We have taken my GoPro and have left. I decided to do the peace sign and smile, because being poor isn't sad.
Samuel, 11, from Hampshire, who needs physio three times a day to help his lung problem, took this photo to show his condition. & # 39; It feels like my lungs contain water, & # 39; he said, & # 39; as if I swallowed a load of water and it ended up in my lungs instead of my belly & # 39 ;.
INSOLES IN MY SHOES / STRUGGLES TO RUN
Another photo with the worn-out shoe soles of 17-year-old Angelique, who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, from Cheshire, was also in the top category.
& # 39; I wear thick, heavy shoes to help me walk and specially adapted insoles to support my feet and my balance. My toes become stiff and tense and I put a lot of pressure on the insole, often a hole in it, & she said.
& # 39; They become hot and uncomfortable. My insoles represent the effort I put into life and the help and support that my family and medical profession offer. I am determined to succeed!
& # 39; I go to a special school and have had many operations of my feet and an SDR on my back to help me walk and relieve my pain, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I have been doing specialist physiotherapy since my nine months, visited Stick & # 39; n & # 39; Step (a charity for conducting education) for 16 years to help me walk and be independent. & # 39;
This photo of shoe soles was also on the shortlist. It was taken by Angelique, 17, from Cheshire, who suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and has difficulty walking. & # 39; I wear thick, heavy shoes to help me walk and specially adapted insoles to support my feet & she said
LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES, NOT ONLY YOUR EARS
Curtis, 12, from Cornwall, who is deafblind and non-verbal, sent a picture of his hand and his eye.
His photo is endorsed: & (39) (My condition) does not mean that I have nothing to say.
& # 39; Slow down a bit, take my hand and I will leave you in my world. I talk to my hands, not to my mouth, show me your hands … let's talk. & # 39;
Curtis, 12, from Cornwall, who is deafblind and non-verbal, has submitted this photo for the competition. He said: & # 39; I talk to my hands, not to my mouth, show me your hands … let's talk & # 39;
Among other participants on the shortlist was Dakota, six, from Somerset, who sent a photo of his disabled older brother Ethan in a swing.
& # 39; This is used to place it anywhere, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I like to spin it because it likes it. I love my big brother because he likes it when I play with him. & # 39;
Six-year-old Dakota from Somerset sent this photo of his older brother Ethan in a sling. & # 39; I like to spin it because it likes it, & # 39; said Dakota, & # 39; I love my big brother because he likes it when I play with him. & # 39;
A heart-warming image of & # 39; super & # 39; George, 9, from Prestatyn, North Wales, who hit the sky on the coast, also made the list.
& # 39; Despite the greatest challenges George has never given up & # 39 ;, the unnamed photographer wrote. & # 39; He has experienced so much and never moans and always does his best & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This photo represents the power he has shown throughout his life. I met a boy whose eyes showed me that past, present and future were all the same. & # 39;
A photo of & # 39; super & # 39; George, 9, from Prestatyn, North Wales, also made the top ten. He saw the sky hit the shoreline. & # 39; Despite the biggest challenges George has never given up & # 39 ;, his submitter said
THROUGH MY BARRIERS
20-year-old Myles, from Nottingham, who is wheelchair-bound, sent a photo of a lion through railings.
& # 39; As a young person with a disability, I feel that my life is a constant struggle with & # 39; barriers & # 39;, & # 39; he said. & # 39; These are not just the obvious physical barriers that you can see in my photo; I have to peek through the railings to see the animals, because I can't just step out of my wheelchair and get up to look inside; but also emotional and social barriers.
& # 39; Social isolation is a huge problem for young people with health needs. We are excluded from so many things, activities, parties and gatherings; just like the lonely lion in my photo, looking at the rest of the beautiful, colorful and exciting world, but not quite belonging. This is so sad and frustrating.
& # 39; Can you imagine what it feels like to let all your friends go out, but you are not even invited because there are no curbs, steps to enter or accessible changing rooms?
& # 39; Accessibility is something that I am extremely passionate about, I believe that wheelchair users should have access to everything. How is it fair that there is so much beauty in our world, but only certain people can see it? & # 39;
This photo of a lone lion, taken through bars by Myles, 20, from Nottingham, who needs to use a wheelchair, was also shortlisted. Myles said that social isolation, & # 39; like the lonely lion in the photo & # 39 ;, is a huge challenge for disabled young people
ME AND THE MINER
Noah, 8, from Huddersfield, who is disabled, sent a photo of him in preparation for descending a well at the National Coal Mining Museum.
His mother said: & # 39; I got out of the & # 39; cage & # 39; in the well after I descended to 140 meters, surrounded by coals and with only a head lamp for light, I realized how far I had come as a parent who may need life-saving action in this environment.
& # 39; An ambulance would not have access to it at all, but I had all the emergency equipment and was trained to the highest standard and I also had an excited son who wanted to do what all the other kids were doing, and so I felt confident about to enjoy our day. & # 39;
Noah, 8, from Huddersfield, sent this image of him in preparation for his descent into a coalpit at the National Coal Mining Museum. His mother said she was going down with emergency equipment and medication so she could help her son if needed while they explored the mine
Dylan, 12, from Merseyside has submitted a photo of a butterfly to represent the fact that everyone has potential for beauty.
& # 39; I am 12 years old and have cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, global development slowdown, epilepsy and scoliosis to name just a few of my conditions. But I'm Dylan, & he said.
& # 39; Mama helped me hold the camera and I pressed the button because butterflies grow in the dark from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.
& # 39; If you have many friends with medical conditions, the sad is unlike healthy children that everyday life means that my friends sometimes die, I also had a foster brother who was a poor baby who died a few months old.
& # 39; In the last few weeks, some children we know have grown their wings. But mama tells me like the butterfly that we all have dark times, but we are all beautiful like the butterfly and will fly high and proud. & # 39;
Dylan, 12, from Merseyside, sent in this photo of a Painted Lady butterfly on lavender. The youngster, who suffers from cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, developmental delay, epilepsy and scoliosis, said he chose this insect because it grows in the dark of a caterpillar in a beautiful butterfly
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