Brady Kosciow (17) from Bristol has had her greatest wish, to go to Disneyland Paris with her family, granted by Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Brady, who has the life limiting disease dystonia and cerebral palsy, is severely disabled and relies on a lot of care each day. Despite spending a great deal of time in and out of hospital, after each stay hospital she has bounced back and been able to enjoy a very happy, sociable life with family and friends.
Brady’s mum Tracy said of her daughter: “My daughter is a real inspiration to us all. She has had to endure so much and has spent many months in hospital. When we heard that there was a charity that could help us grant Brady’s wish – to go to Disneyland Paris and meet lots of the characters – we got in touch straight away.”
Starlight whisked Brady, her mum, her brother and her carer away to the childhood fantasy resort for two nights in the fairytale Newport Bay hotel where they were treated to the sights and excitements of Disneyland Paris, including a meeting with Mickey Mouse himself.
On behalf of he and his sister, Brady’s brother Ben said: “We rarely have the chance to do anything together as a family and we both had such a fantastic time. I would like to thank everyone for making this wish come true!”
Contact: Henny Breakwell
Tel: 020 7262 2881 #231
Starlight grants a once-in-a-lifetime wish for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.
Starlight also creates entertainment in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK. Sick children go to Starlight parties, laugh their way through pantomimes, go out on Starlight Escapes, play games and watch films on the Starlight Fun Centre, and enjoy the toys and puzzles of the Starlight Distraction Box. Happy children respond better to treatment and Starlight helps children to forget about their illness and simply have a bit of fun.
You can make a donation online or by calling us on 020 7262 2881. For every £1 you donate, Starlight can assure you that 88p goes towards helping very ill children. To refer a child for a wish, simply complete our wish referral form.