Bethan’s horsey holiday

Bethan on her horse

Bethan on her horseBethan is seven years old. A year ago she underwent life-saving surgery to remove an infection from behind her ear. During this she suffered a stroke and now has a cerebral shunt to control swelling around her brain.

Despite all of this, Bethan has been incredibly brave – as has her little brother Rhys, whose world is turned upside down every time his sister goes into hospital.

She is completely horse mad and has a pony called Sparkie. Unfortunately, since being ill, she has not been able to see much of Sparkie at all and her biggest goal is to be well enough to ride again.

When Starlight asked Bethan what she wished for, she told us she would love to ride along a beach somewhere sunny. Sadly, Sparkie is scared of water and so Starlight sent Bethan and her family to Spain for a beach riding holiday.

“It was amazing to see Bethan having such a great time after the difficult, challenging year she’s had,” said Bethan’s Mum. “Thank you for giving us all such perfect memories!”