Benjamin gets a big bear hug from Baloo at Disney!

Banjamin and Beth at Disneyland

Banjamin and Beth at DisneylandEight year old Benjamin was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the beginning of 2011.  Despite the challenges he faces, Benjamin is a very determined little boy.  His mum Maria says, “He has been very brave throughout his time in hospital and this strength and positivity has enabled us to stay positive throughout his long, hard fight.” 

Benjamin is a very bright little boy, who loves to play with his toys and spend time with his family.  When he was referred to Starlight he decided that his wish would be to visit Disneyland Paris to meet his favourite characters.  During his stay, Benjamin and his family met lots of his favourite Disney characters and he particularly loved meeting Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and receiving a big bear hug from Jungle Book’s Baloo! 

On their return, Maria said, “Thank you to Starlight for making Benjamin’s wish come true.  We all had a lovely time, Benjamin especially.  It was really heart-lifting to see a big smile on his face after all he has been through this last year. It’s a trip we’ll all remember with happiness forever and we can’t thank Starlight enough for making it happen.” 

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Benjamin and family at Disney