10-year-old Ryan has leukaemia. Despite all of the challenges this has brought, Ryan has faced his illnes with an amazing strength and never complains about his situation. Even though it frustrates him that he cannot do everything that his friends do, he always has a smile on his face and puts others before himself.
During the long months of treatment, he often talked of giving his family a holiday – somewhere warm where he can swim in clear water – when he was better and even started saving up his pocket money!
He asked Starlight to help him out with this and so we sent the family off to Spain. “We all had a lovely time, but most importantly, Ryan had a ball!!” said Mum, Bronagh. “It was just so lovely to see the smile on his face every day and to have that very much needed family time.”