Brian, Adam, their mum Gaye, Snow White
and her trusty dwarves. US19-755SP
A WORLD of magic awaited 4-year-old Brian Kerr and his family
recently when they flew off on an adventure to Disneyland Paris.
Brian, from Lisburn, who has Fanconi's Anaemia, had his wish
granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charity that grants
wishes to children and young people living with life-threatening
The break in Disneyland was a source of joy
for the Kerr family who tragically lost Brian's twin sister
Helen last year.
Seeing Disney's enchanting characters really
was a dream come true for Brian and his 6-year-old brother Adam.
Together with mum Gaye and Aunt Dianne, the
boys headed for Paris ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
After arriving at the resort, where Make-AWish
had booked them into one of the park's top hotels, it was
straight off to explore the park and soak up the atmosphere.
That evening the family attended one of the
thrilling Wild West Buffalo Shows, where the boys loved seeing
the cowboys, fulfilling one of Adam's personal dreams.
An unexpected call on Saturday morning to
Gaye's mobile requested an immediate rendezvous at the City
Hall, where the family were whisked off to the fairytale
Cinderella Castle. Security was indeed very tight, and the
family felt like royalty as they were allowed VIP access into
Brian and Adam meet a friendly
gets a new friend.
Anticipation turned into amazement as Snow
White appeared before their yery eyes. Greeting Brian and Adam
as 'two very special friends of mine', Snow White talked to the
two young boys at length and made them feel truly special. A few
moments later out stepped all of her seven dwarfs, or as Brian
labelled them, "The Heigh ho's". Brian and Adam were also
thrilled to meet Cinderella and Belle, from Beauty And The
"A huge and extremely grateful thank you to
everyone involved in making Brian's wish come true," said mum
Gaye, "The whole experience was truly magical. You have made our
little boy very happy and I can't thank Make-A-Wish enough for
all they have done." The man who helped put it all into place
was Darren Fowler, regional manager of Make-AWish Northern
"It is wonderful to be able to grant wishes
like Brian's," said Darren. "I thank all the staff at Disneyland
Resort Paris for helping to make Brian's experience a truly