When Lauren, who was battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was referred to Starlight, very sadly she just had a few weeks to live. Her wish was to ‘ride a pony in the waves on the edge of the beech as the sun sets’. Within days, Starlight had made the arrangements for Lauren’s wish, but Nicki, Lauren’s mum had to make a heartbreaking ‘phone call to Starlight to say that Lauren was not well enough to leave the house any more. The film below, describes what happened next ….
Nicki called: “Afterwards, Lauren said it was nice to have a ‘glimmer of hope’. Indeed it was – for her and for all of us, after a long year of physical and emotional suffering. It was so uplifting to see something really special happen for Lauren when so much has been denied to her by her illness. The importance of your work in giving children something to focus on during testing times cannot be overestimated.”