KIDS ARE ALRIGHT FINALIST 004: Ollie Hutton, 17, from Wisbech

OLLIE was hailed as a “youth in a million” by his mum after having his first piece of art exhibited at the University of East Anglia.

The 17-year-old has suffered from spina bifida since birth but, despite countless operations, he’s passed his GCSEs and is now studying for a BTEC in Art and Design.

Ollie was picked as January’s winner after Judge Beth Moore praised his determination to succeed in the face of adversity.

She said: “He’s managed to succeed at school and college, and excel even further in the art industry despite his condition. It seems to me like he’s never let anything hold him back.”

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