Anna has 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 always dreamed of seeing real snow and loves huskies so when Anna was referred to Starlight for a wish she asked to go husky sledding in Norway.
We arranged for Anna and her family to go to Norway on a magical trip. All wrapped up, Anna and her family headed out to go on a husky sleigh safari through the snowy wilderness. Anna was super excited and even had a turn at driving the husky sleigh. She quickly became smitten with all the huskies and stroked and cuddled them!
Throughout the holiday, Anna and Alex kept talking about seeing the Northern Lights and had their hearts set on catching a glimpse of them. One evening when the family were eating dinner, the guide said ‘Quick, everyone outside!’ Anna and her family rushed outside to be greeted by the most beautiful sight, the Northern Lights!
Anna goes through things that most children will never have to. She’s starting to notice the differences CF makes to her life but her Starlight Wish has turned this into a positive. Her wish was amazing and such an adventure. There was something for all the family and it was so lovely to hear Alex, Anna’s brother, say it was the best holiday he’d ever had! Anna described the whole trip as ‘awesome’ and seeing the Northern Lights was absolutely out of this world!
— Anna’s mum