Recent Wishes

Stanley has a blast at the Kennedy Space Center!

Stanley and his family at the Kennedy Space Centre

Stanley was diagnosed with Crouzon Syndrome in infancy. Crouzon Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by the premature fusion of certain skull bones. This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. Stanley has been through, and will continue to go through, invasive surgeries, but he [...]

Zak’s magical trip to Disneyland!

Zak on his Starlight Wish in Disneyland Paris!

Zak has cerebral palsy, a condition that affects muscle control and movement, and hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up on the brain putting pressure on it. Despite his condition, Zak is a very happy, bubbly child who loves to sing, dance, play with his friends. Zak wished to go to Disneyland Paris and meet [...]

Abigail’s high note at the Last Night of the Proms

Abigail with BBC Symphony Orchestra trumpeters Martin Hurrell, Joseph Atkins and Alan Thomas

Talented trumpeter Abigail has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus.  She wished to rehearse with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for The Last Night of the Proms and with the help of the Orchestra, Starlight arranged for Abigail and her parents to attend the rehearsals [...]

Jake’s fish supper with Rick Stein

Jake and Rick Stein

Keen angler Jake wished to meet and cook with chef Rick Stein. Starlight arranged for Jake to meet Rick at his flagship seafood restaurant in Padstow. The two spent a fish filled afternoon together, first selecting what to cook in Stein’s Fisheries & Seafood Bar and then descaling and preparing the fish together. Jake and [...]

George meets his music hero Wiz Khalifa

George meets Wiz Khalifa

Eighteen-year-old George was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and wished to meet American rapper Wiz Khalifa. Wiz’s music has been a huge inspiration to George throughout his treatment. Starlight organised for George and his girlfriend Hollie to travel to San Francisco to meet George’s hero Wiz Khalifa and watch his concert. Here’s the moment they [...]

Summer-Louise becomes a zookeeper for the day

Summer-Louise makes friends on her wish!

Seven-year-old Summer-Louise suffered from intestinal failure as a baby and relies heavily on medication to manage her condition. Summer-Louise is a huge animal lover and hopes to become a zookeeper when she’s older.  Summer-Louise wished to give her dream career a trial run by being a zookeeper for the day. Starlight arranged for Summer-Louise and [...]

Diana’s puppy love

Diana and Lola

Seven-year-old Diana has always dreamed of owning her own dog. When she was referred to Starlight for a wish, she asked to have a pug puppy and a photo shoot in some beautiful gardens with her new pet. Diana has named her gorgeous pug Lola and the two are already best friends! Check out what [...]

Ed’s enchanting Harry Potter World experience!

Ed and the Harry Potter 'Knight' Bus

Seventeen-year-old Ed was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of fourteen, a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue. Ed underwent intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy to battle the cancer  and had to have two ribs taken out so that the 20cm tumour, could be removed. It [...]

Kiki has a whale of a time in San Diego!

Kiki meets a friendly Beluga whale

Nine-year-old Kiki was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food. She has to take 58 different drugs a day to manage her condition. Kiki spends hours watching documentaries on animals, especially marine fish and mammals [...]

Thomas horses around with Pat Parelli

Thomas meets Pat Parelli

Thomas was born with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. As a result of his condition, Thomas is confined to a wheelchair and has had over 50 operations including major surgery to remove part of his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain. Despite this, he always has a smile on his face and never [...]

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