5 quotes from wish dads on the confidence and joy a wish brings
1. John, Florrie's dad
"It’s wonderful when we can come all together and forget about Florence being poorly and just spending time together, truly wonderful"
Four year old Florrie is fighting a rare form of cancer. She loves anything to do with princesses so wished to be transformed into a princess for the day! The wish gave Florrie and her family the chance to have precious time together away from the realities of her condition.
2. Jahangir, Shiffa's dad
"The wish really lifted Shiffa's spirits – she feels like she has more control as she had her own say in the room and it was brought to life, which has really helped her confidence"
Fourteen year old Shiffa is living with Wolfram Syndrome, sadly there’s no cure or treatment for this which means the focus is kept on managing the symptoms. Shiffa was sharing a room and double bed with her younger sister, so when she turned to us, she wished to have a bedroom makeover to give her a space she could relax in. After the big reveal of her new and improved room, her dad, Jahangir saw the benefits it has, and will, bring to Shiffa’s life.
3. Steven, Felix's dad
"The wish was amazing. It was wonderful to see the huge smile on his face as the helicopter took off, to see him controlling the camera that was filming the pylons from the helicopter, which he operated like a pro, and then to celebrate with all his friends at a birthday party afterwards. To see him this excited has been such a pleasure"
Seven year old Felix is living with a rare blood disorder. Felix has a passion for electricity pylons and wished to be a brand new superhero – Electroman! Felix’s dad kicked off granting his son’s wish and turned to us to help bring it all together! After the wish, Steven told us what it was amazing to see his son so happy during his wish.
4. Ross, Beau's dad
"The impact of the wish will stay with Beau forever. He really surprised us on the wish– he used to be shy but on the wish he was confident and interacted well with everyone. He came out of his shell and we hope this is now the future for Beau"
Five year old Beau is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. When he turned to us, he had a very unique wish, he wanted to walk with dinosaurs, so we organised for Beau and his family to go on their very own dinosaur hunt – where he met some very friendly dinosaurs, including Tyrone the T-Rex! Beau’s usually a shy little boy, but Ross, his dad, saw the amazing impact his wish had on his confidence.
5. Richard, Max's dad
"Max has really been inspired by the wish. He wants to become a really good cook, not necessarily professionally but just at home. The wish will also give him more confidence as it was great for him to be so comfortable with someone he really admires"
Max is 12 and fighting cancer. After being diagnosed, Max endured nine months of intense chemotherapy treatment and long stays in hospital away from his family. Despite being very poorly, Max kept his passion for food throughout his treatment, and when he was asked what his one true wish would be, he wished to meet his all-time favourite chef, Michel Roux Jr. Max’s family went on his wish with him and his dad saw first-hand how the wish inspired his son to look forward.
That's why we do what we do! Check out our wish stories for more inspiring stories of the brave children we grant wishes to.