<Wish Stories>

Rays of Sunshine believe that children with serious illnesses deserve to have their dreams fulfilled. A wish gives children pure joy and the chance to be a child again. Read about our recent wishes directly from the children and families we have granted them for.

A girl watching Pink with her mum looking up at her

Myles' flag-tastic fun in London

When Myles was just nine-months-old his mum, Charlene, started noticing that he was having seizures. He was later diagnosed with neuronal migration disorder, resulting in epilepsy, autism, and developmental delay.

As he got older, he discovered a passion for flags and lights which inspired his wish.

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Tabby and her friends with the king and queen

Tabby's magical sleepover

Tabby wished to have her first ever sleepover “somewhere cool” so our Wish Granters gave her a real-life castle! We invited Tabby and two friends to Warwick Castle for an experience fit for a princess.

The 10-year-old lives with Tango 2, a very rare condition which means she is often in the hospital and vulnerable to other illnesses.

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Arla's perfect princess party

Three-year-old Arla was first diagnosed with Infantile Pompe Disease at seven weeks old.

Arla is a a princess superfan, so our Wish Granters pulled out all the stops to throw a party fit for royalty! Princess Elsa was on hand to host, and the children had fun with balloon animals, soft play and plenty of delicious food.

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Ethan's exclusive car wish

14-year-old Ethan was first diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at 18 months old, after struggling to learn to walk.

Our Wish Granters pulled out all the stops to give motor enthusaist, Ethan an unforgettable car-themed wish at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

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Oliver with Peter Finch and Rick Shiels

Oliver's VIP Golf Day

Oliver's mum introduced him to golf at 13, as a way to get him walking more following a two-year chemotherapy programme to treat his brain tumour that left him feeling weak.

For Oliver's wish, we arranged a VIP golf day at the exclusive Renaissance Golf Club in Scotland. He met and played golf with his favourite YouTubers Peter Finch and Rick Sheils and LPGA pro Catriona Matthew.

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