Starlight Wish Granting

One wish – endless possibilities…

A wish come trueAt a time when it may feel like there is little to look forward to, Starlight is there to grant a seriously or terminally ill child their greatest wish, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and creating happy memories for the whole family to share and cherish, whatever the future holds.

Each wish is different because young minds are so imaginative and creative. Search the wishes and dreams, and you’ll see… whatever the wish, Starlight makes it happen!

Happily some 70% of Starlight children go on to get better and often doctors and parents say that the excitement and anticipation of the child’s wish was the turning point for their recovery.

You can put a child forward for a magical wish simply by completing our wish referral form.

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 hav...

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. ...

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. ...

Andrew's Greek Odyssey

All aboard!

Seven-year-old Andrew was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in October 2012 at the age of three. Since then, he's undergone 18 cycles of chemotherapy, 23 general anaesthetics and several operations. It was Andrew's greatest wish to fly in...

Mermaid Shannon's magical tail

Shannon's mermaid wish

Sixteen-year-old Shannon has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an extremely painful disorder of the connective tissue which can result in bone breakages and join dislocations. Shannon has always dreamed of becoming a mermaid and adores Ariel from Disney's The...

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