This time last year Starlight whisked a group of families to Monaco for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Monaco Grand Prix.
This weekend also marks another very special anniversary – a year out of treatment for Isaac! Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of nine and had undergone several years of treatment. Last year, he took his final chemotherapy tablet on the very same day he travelled to Monaco for his Starlight wish.
Sports-crazy Isaac loves tennis, football and especially running. Isaac’s biggest passion however is Formula 1; his family even have a tradition of cooking the food from the country hosting every Formula 1 race throughout the year!
The trip was an extremely poignant moment for Isaac and his Dad, who joined him on the trip, as it signified the end of a long and difficult journey, as well as the start of his future, cancer-free. A year on the family are celebrating by fundraising for the charities who helped Isaac on his journey.
Starlight have taken families to Monaco for the past decade, they are a well-known throughout the race weekend and are always warmly welcomed by the whole community. The families get to meet all their favourite drivers in the pit lanes and join the Sky Sports team for interview on the Red Bull Energy Station.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia is one of the most common diagnosis of children that Starlight work with. Starlight’s aim is to preserve childhood through serious illness and treatment – offering families opportunities to escape the routine and reality of living with a serious illness and enjoy time as a family!
While unfortunately we cannot be there this weekend, the Monaco Grand is going ahead virtually this year and to celebrate there is a Starlight auction with racing memorabilia and exclusive experiences up for grabs! To bid on an item or donate to Starlight, click the link below.