One of Hollywood ’s favourite young actors, Zac Efron was in town recently to promote his new film ‘The Lucky One’. Whilst he was here he took time out to grant the wish of one of his most loyal fans, Starlight wish child, Chelsea from Cynon in Wales .
Thirteen year old Chelsea suffers from severe Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds. Chelsea has spent a large amount of time in hospital and makes regular trips to London to visit specialist doctors and nurses. Chelsea is unable to play out with her friends so one of her favourite hobbies is watching DVD’s, best loved of all being High School Musical. It therefore wasn’t hard for Chelsea to choose her special Starlight wish, to meet her favourite actor Zac Efron.
Starlight arranged for Chelsea and family, (mum Nicola, brother, Kellan and Nan , Celia) to be guests of Warner Brothers who kindly treated the family to a VIP private screening of Zac’s new film ‘The Lucky One’. Chelsea had front row seats and watched enthralled throughout. The family was then whisked over to a central London Hotel where Zac was waiting to meet Chelsea . Chelsea felt like the most special girl in the world and Zac told her she was. He knelt down beside her to tell her all about his High School Musical days and to share some special moments from his new film. He even took out his I phone to show Chelsea some pictures of his dog back in the States. Zac knew that Chelsea was a die-hard High Street Musical fan and presented her with a pair of his own sneakers he wore in one of the films. Chelsea was so excited and swore never to let them out of her sight. Before he left he joked with all the family about their lovely Welsh accents but didn’t try one out for himself. After signing a special poster just for Chelsea , Zac had to return to work.
It really was a perfect day for a very special young lady!