The best Christmas ever

Seeing the smile on Hannah’s face, it was clear that her wish ‘to have the best Christmas ever’ had come true.

Hannah’s last Christmas before her wish was very different because she had been battling against non-Hodgkin lymphoma for a year and a half. Her mum said: “She woke up on Christmas day with a high fever, and by the time we got her to hospital, they couldn’t find a pulse. I thought I was going to lose my daughter on Christmas day. We are so grateful to Starlight for creating such a magical experience to help wipe out those bad memories.”

At Christmas, well within the Arctic Circle, Hannah discovered the beautiful world of Lapland, full of snow, where she loved sledging, having snowball fights, building snowmen, going on a fast and furious husky dog sleigh ride, and meeting Santa Claus.

Starlight wish granter Nicola, who organised the trip, said: “To see Hannah’s face light up when she met Santa really goes to show how much Starlight wishes lift the children’s spirits and brighten up their families’ lives as well.”