Daniel Bowles (10) from Ashford in Middlesex has just been granted his dearest wish to ride in a Supercar! Daniel’s wish has been granted by Starlight Children’s Foundation, the UK’s leading wish-granting charity for children fighting serious and terminal illnesses.
When Daniel was just three years old he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition which means that his muscles gradually deteriorate. Aged 10 Daniel is finding his condition difficult to cope with as he is losing the ability to walk. Despite all he has to go through, Daniel never complains, his mother described him as “Remarkably brave” she said “Often Daniel is the one that keeps me going, and even when he has had to undergo procedures like muscle biopsies he is the one that comforts me!”. As soon as Starlight heard about brave Daniel they were determined to make his wish come true.
Daniel is CAR MAD! He loves all sports cars, his attention when out and about is always on what cars are on the road, his room is dedicated to his passion, and even though Daniel will never be able to drive a car he hopes to one day he can work with cars, for example as a designer. For Daniel there was no question that his wish would be to do with cars and last week Daniel’s wish came true – an all expenses paid trip to London and rides in the sportscar of Daniel’s dreams – a Lamborghini, for all the family!
The family had the most fantastic time on Daniel’s wish and as well as going for rides in Daniel’s favourite supercar, Daniel, his mum Michelle and brother Adam (12) went for a slap-up meal at the rainforest café and to Ripley’s Believe it or not – but the highlight for Adam was definitely seeing the amazing cars up close and getting the opportunity to ride in one! The guys at Lamborghini really made Adam feel like a celeb and even gave him a goodie bag with lots of toys in it including a miniature Lamborghini car!
Daniel’s mum Michelle said:
“We were so lucky to have an organisation like Starlight to grant Daniel this wonderful wish! We all had the most amazing time…the hotel was gorgeous and the trip in the Lamborghini was fantastic! I have never seen Daniel’s face beam so much. After everything Daniel has been though and all the trips to hospital etc this really was such a welcome break – it has really given me back faith my faith in people!”
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.