Teddy, age 5, came to our attention via his social worker at Southampton Hospital. Teddy was treated at the hospital for Hepatoblastoma. This is a rare cancer that originates in the liver. The illness can cause all sort of problems including abdominal swelling and pain, sickness, jaundice and fever. Teddy had to endure chemotherapy and also underwent surgery to remove the tumour. He was only 3 when his treatment started so he was a very brave young boy.
A typical little boy Teddy wanted something exciting for his wish! He asked us for annual passes to his favourite theme parks. We made sure that he, and his family, got these so they could enjoy some quality time together!
Mum told us how much the wish meant to the family, “It was something so positive after such a difficult time in all our lives.”
Joey, age 7 was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and underwent intensive treatment including Chemotherapy. A huge fan of rugby he wanted the opportunity to lead out the mighty Welsh Rugby Team as a mascot.
The Welsh Rugby Union kindly helped us to make Joey’s wish come true.
The man himself had no idea his wish would be granted. Mum and Dad organised for a special assembly to be called at Joey’s school, at which his headmaster announced that Joey would get his wish. Needless to say that once he got over the shock he was very excited.
Joey enjoyed every second of his special day and his parents were busting with pride as their brave boy strode confidently out on to the pitch in front of thousands of cheering fans!
Gemma came to us after she had been treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Having successfully made it through her treatment she wished to go to Paris with her family.
We were delighted to send this brave little girl away to enjoy the city of lights!
Gemma had dreamt of visiting the Eiffel Tower and was in awe when she actually got to see it.
The whole trip meant so much to Gemma. She realised that anything was possible and that dreams really do come true!
Gemma’s delighted mum told us “Gemma beamed from ear to ear the whole time.”
Charlie-Jane, aged 6, had recently completed her treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when she asked us for her very own playhouse. After everything she had gone through she just wanted somewhere she could play with her friends and be a normally little girl again.
Our Wish Co-Ordinator set to work getting a magical two story playhouse built in Charlie-Jane’s garden.
After her wish was granted she couldn’t stop telling people about her dream playhouse!
Buddying gymnast Jasmine wished to meet her sporting hero Beth Tweddle. Jasmine had a tough time during her treatment for a Wilms Tumour, but she didn’t let it stop her enjoying her passion for gymnastics.
We organised for Jasmine, her sister and mum to travel to Beth’s gym in Liverpool. Beth was delighted to meet the girls.
Jasmine was overjoyed at having the opportunity to train with the Olympian, who shared a few of her hints and tips. Although Jasmine was a little star struck at first she was soon taking on the bars, beam and trampoline.
We had a chat with Jasmine’s mum after they returned; she told us that the whole wish experience was “wonderful, we couldn’t have asked for more. Beth was so lovely and kind.”