LEWIS IS A RAY OF SUNSHINE TO CHILDREN’S CHARITY
Cancer survivor and professional magician becomes ambassador for the charity that granted his wish
Lewis Fuller, cancer survivor and professional magician, has been announced as Ambassador for Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a children’s charity that helped to grant his greatest wish after falling seriously ill nearly 10 years ago.
In 2008, at the age of 10, Lewis was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. He spent more than 18 months in hospital and endured an operation to have his right clavicle removed. Whilst Lewis underwent chemotherapy, he often played with a special magic kit that his father bought him to help occupy his time and take his mind off the treatment. Eventually, Lewis became very passionate about magic and decided that he would pursue it full-time as an adult.
Thankfully, Lewis has been in remission from cancer for nearly 10 years now and today works as a professional magician with his solo entertainment company, The Singing Magician, www.thesingingmagicianuk.co.uk.
Having originally been introduced to the charity in 2009 after having his wish granted to go to Disneyworld Florida, Lewis has become a valued member of the Rays of Sunshine family. Over the past year, Lewis has volunteered his time and talents for many Rays of Sunshine events including wish days and his favourite, Hospital Activity Days, where he spends time doing magic tricks for children who are being treated in hospices and hospital wards.
Now, as an official Ambassador for the charity, Lewis is looking forward to helping other seriously ill young people to find moments of respite during their difficult times in hospital through magic and help generate awareness by supporting the charity at events throughout the year.
Lewis, who’s from Ashford, Kent, said: “Rays of Sunshine granted me my wish 10 years ago now. It’s great to be able to give back to the charity in some way, especially as I can relate to what many of the children in hospital are going through. It’s amazing to be able to come in and bring a smile and joy to the children I meet through the power of magic. To be asked to become an Ambassador for the charity means a huge deal to me and I’m really proud of my new role.”
Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added: “We’re so honoured to announce Lewis as an official Ambassador. He has become such an important member of the Rays of Sunshine family ever since we granted his wish in 2009. Everyone who meets Lewis is incredibly inspired by his story and we are so grateful that he is now offering to use his bravery and talents in magic to help other seriously ill children get through difficult times.”
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events for seriously ill children.