Recent Wishes

A Disney dream come true

Amy loved Disneyland

Amy, who has cerebral palsy, is from Falkirk. Ever since she was little, Amy has dreamt of meeting Minnie and Mickey Mouse. When Starlight heard this, our wish granters got to work and organised the trip of a lifetime for Amy and her family.

Sophie met Chelsea


Sophie, who is from Bideford in North Devon, has had her dearest wish granted by Starlight Children’s Foundation: to meet the Chelsea team and watch a live game.

A special duet with McFly


Adam had ‘a perfect day’ when his wish to sing with McFly came true.

Adam was just four years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He has had brain surgery four times and currently is in the middle of an 18-month chemotherapy programme.

A once-in-a-lifetime trip


When Zoë defeated Hodgkin lymphoma in early 2009, her wish was to visit her grandmother and cousins in Kenya — none of whom she had ever met — to share the good news.

Bradley’s VIP day at the BBC


Bradley, who has cerebral palsy, was granted his dearest wish to visit BBC TV and Radio studios.

Nose to nose with orca whales!


Daniel has osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He hopes one day to become a marine biologist, and his wish to be an orca keeper reflects his love of the sea and the creatures that inhabit it.

A speedy new bike


Charlotte suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, and as a result, she has had to spend a lot of time in hospital.

Charlotte’s wish was simple: to be able to go out cycling with her family.

Torvill and Dean skate for Gemma


Gemma has already defeated a Wilms’ tumour and often has to spend time in hospital. Starlight granted her greatest wish to meet her ice skating heroes, Torvill and Dean.

Connor’s Safari


Connor, who battled leukaemia for four years, has just come back from his dream trip-of-a-lifetime to go on safari in Africa. Starlight organised an animal-packed week to Kenya for Connor, his mum and his nan.

Cinderella: The Shoe Must Go On!


Sometimes a wish is so magical that it makes all the hairs on your neck stand on end. The moment Chelsie’s dream of dancing on a West End stage came true was one such time.

Chelsie has cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects the internal organs and causes progressive ill health due to multi-system failure. When she was four, Chelsie started dancing as a way of keeping herself healthy, but she soon …

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