Eight year old John suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare condition that causes severe muscle wastage and renders him incapable of sustained bouts of unsupported exercise.
John’s passion is swimming. According to his mother Angela, swimming gives him the opportunity to “move about freely”. It therefore came as no surprise that, when he was referred to Starlight, John chose a wish that focused on his favourite activity! Angela said, “We hoped Starlight could help put the smile back on his face and the sparkle back in his eyes.”
Starlight organised a wonderful holiday on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily for John’s first ever trip abroad! The pool was the highlight of the holiday for this swimming-mad youngster and he spent many happy hours relaxing with his sister on their inflatable crocodile and investigating all the nooks and crannies of the pool with his snorkel and mask!
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