Josh is ten years old and his Dad serves in the British Army.
Josh’s Dad has been away on deployment since September and wasn’t able to come home for Christmas. Due to Covid-19 he will have been away for 7 months with no R&R.
Josh has a 16-year-old sister with a severe disability and this has meant that over the years he has missed out on a lot of the experiences that other children are often able to do as a family, family trips, holidays and having friends over.
Josh helps his older sister and as a result has had to have ‘an adult head on young shoulders’. He also helps with his little brother who is 5 and will make lunch for them both if his mum is helping his sister.
Josh has moved school 5 times, but this this year has been particularly difficult. Josh and his family moved during lockdown and he didn’t get a chance to say good-bye to his friends. Making new friends at his new school has been a struggle due to the current restrictions, but he still starts each new school with a smile on his face and comes home smiling.
Josh’s mum told us “ Josh is such a kind and thoughtful boy”.
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said, ” We were so impressed with Josh, his kindness, resilience and care for his family, an incredibly special Little Trooper of the month to end the year”.
Josh will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of his award. Well done Josh, you’re a real Little Trooper!