Recent Wishes

You’re under arrest!

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Collin, who has an inoperable brain tumour, wants to be a policeman when he grows up. During his Starlight Wish Junior Police Constable Collin Poole arrested a baddie, stood on duty outside No 10 and met the Prime Minister! Watch the film here …

Damien’s unforgettable racing car experience

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Damien was put forward for a wish while he was undergoing treatment for a type of cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome. Damien wished for a racing car experience, so Starlight set about organising one with a bit of extra Starlight sparkle.

A Florida trip to remember

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Abigail has a rare neurological disorder called Rett syndrome, which she was diagnosed with at the age of nine, and her wish was to swim with dolphins.

Fireman Jack’s dream of setting off sirens came true!

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Jack suffers from a rare, life-threatening condition called tracheo-oesophageal fistula. He has already had to endure 16 life-saving operations. When Jack was six months old, he was saved by the crew of a local fire station after his condition caused him to stop breathing. This is why he loves the fire brigade. Watch the film of Jack’s action-packed day as he boldly goes into a smoke-filled tower to rescue a baby!

Orlando Bloom calls …

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When Lauren, who was battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was referred to Starlight, very sadly she just had a few weeks to live. Her wish was to ‘ride a pony in the waves on the edge of the beech as the sun sets’. Within days, Starlight had made the arrangements for Lauren’s wish, but Nikki, Lauren’s mum had to make a heartbreaking ‘phone call to Starlight to say that Lauren was not well enough to leave the house any more. When Orlando Bloom heard …

Sergeants Milo and Bradley report for duty

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Two boys shared an action-packed day thanks to the King’s Royal Hussars and the Army Air Corps! Twelve-year-old Bradley, who has severe brittle asthma, and four-year-old Milo, who has leukaemia, both had a brilliant day being soldiers.

I wish to be a popstar!

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Bianca has cystic fibrosis, an illness that affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system. Starlight granted her wish to record an album and organised for her to sing live with a very special guest

A special Stereophonics dedication

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Eilidh is a true fan of the Stereophonics. She has always loved the voice of vocalist Kelly Jones, and her one wish in the world was to meet both Kelly and the band’s bassist Richard, who is also Kelly’s brother.

Auriel’s dream to get out and about

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“On the face of it, a wheelchair does not sound a very exciting wish, but combined with Auriel’s courage and determination, it enabled her to enjoy so many of those things so important to a teenager,” Auriel’s dad Gerald said.

A budding director

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Rob had a very cool and media-orientated wish. It began with a trip to the film studio to check out Gary Lineker’s acting skills up close while he was filming a commercial.

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