Recent Wishes

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 …

Sleigh ride to Santa!


When Starlight asked Georgina, who has a genetic illness called Niemann-Pick disease, what her wish was, there was no hesitation. She wanted to take a trip to Lapland to meet Santa!

A fun four-legged furball


Nic received a special delivery for his wish: an adorable and completely crazy golden retriever puppy. Nic has named him Ziggy!

A shopping expedition to Hamleys


Maeve has a type of bone marrow disease called myelodysplasia. Her Starlight wish was simple: to go on a shopping spree. It was definitely time for some serious shopping.

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