Island Paradise is a dream come true for Jamie

Jamie and sister Abbie

James and sister Abbie

As a result of a major brain tumour, seventeen year old Jamie is visually impaired and has had to undergo a huge amount of treatment and endure endless visits to hospital.

When he was referred for a wish, Jamie told Starlight, “I would love to have a holiday of a lifetime in paradise.  I would like to swim in the sea and maybe try scuba diving and experience thrilling things that I could not do in ordinary life.”  One of Starlight’s corporate supporters, The Dovetail Agency, kindly offered to help and put Starlight in touch with the team at luxury Maldivian resort Coco Palm Bodu Hithi.

Together they arranged for Jamie and his family to visit the beautiful private resort in the midst of the Indian Ocean.  During their stay they enjoyed diving in the clear blue sea with scores of beautiful fish, speeding around on a banana boat, walking along deserted palm fringed beaches and sampling fresh lobster and octopus.  This paradise setting really was Jamie’s dream destination!

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