Inspirational Children

Click on the links below to see films about these inspirational children and their wishes.

Robert's wish for a laptop

Robert

Like many children who are stuck in hospital, Robert wished for a laptop computer. It gave him hours and hours of pleasure while he was having treatment for leukemia and helped him keep in touch with his friends.

Ryan goes fishing with TV star Matt Hayes

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When Ryan was diagnosed with cancer he was referred to Starlight for a wish-of-a-lifetime. Little did he know what Starlight had in store for him - fishing with his fishing hero, TV fisherman Matt Hayes!

Deryn spends a day with the Royal Marines

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Deryn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in August last year. Since his diagnosis, Deryn has had a lot of treatment and he and his family have faced some challenging times together. Previously a fit and keen sportsman, Deryn has never ...

'Princess' Lydia meets HRH Prince William

Princess Lydia in Boodles tiara

Little Lydia never dreamed that her wish to be a princess would bring her face-to-face with a real-life prince, especially HRH Prince William! Born with a hole in her heart and pulmonary atresia, a form of congenital heart disease, six year old Lydia has undergone major surgical procedures and overcome some very complex medical difficulties ...

James cooks up a storm at Coq d'Argent - AS SEEN ON TV

Chef James and Mickael Weiss at Coq d'Argent

Ten year old James, who is a huge fan of TV series Masterchef, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment. His greatest wish was to cook with a top chef. As the big day dawned, chef-in-the-making James, parents David and Alison and sister Rebekah, were ...

Olive bakes a cake for HM The Queen

Olive

Little Olive has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She had one wish: to bake a cake for HM The Queen! First there was the challenge of baking a cake fit for The Queen! Olive had a helping hand from Tana Ramsay, a special Starlight fairy godmother who invited her to her home to bake a special cake. "What kind of cake do you think The Queen would like?" Tana asked ...

Cinderella: The Shoe Must Go On!

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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 ...

You're under arrest!

Collin

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 ...

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

Jack on parade

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 ...