Seventeen-year-old Ruby has been suffering from a condition called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. To fight the disease, brave Ruby had to endure an intensive and lengthy course of chemotherapy and spend lots of time in hospital which was very difficult for her and her family.
Ruby loves textiles and her dream of working in the fashion industry helped her stay positive during the long stays in hospital. The class that Ruby missed most when she was too poorly to attend school was textiles and therefore when she was referred to Starlight it came as no surprise that the wish she chose was related to fashion!
Starlight arranged a trip-of-a-lifetime for Ruby and her family to New York during its infamous Fashion Week. Not only did Ruby get to visit some of the best shopping districts in the world, world-renowned designer Jenny Packham offered Ruby front row seats at her New York Fashion Week show! To read the full story, click here.