Dream waiting for: George
Status: Dream Outstanding
Summary: Two year old George was diagnosed with leukaemia a year ago. His dream was to spend time on the farm.
George's Story in Pictures
Fire engines, soldiers and the seaside - these are three of two-year-old George from Portsmouth’s most loved things. But George’s number one favourite? Cows!
Little George was diagnosed with leukaemia a year ago and is currently receiving a three year course of chemotherapy. George’s treatment requires daily medication and frequent visits to hospital. Understandably it has been a very challenging time for both George and his family, and there is no doubt he deserved a relaxing time away with his parents and younger sister, Isabella.
Late last year George visited a local farm, which sparked his obsession with cows. He didn’t want to leave and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. He even wants to be a farmer when he grows up! When George’s parents, Amy and Craig, asked him what he would like as a special treat, George’s response came as no surprise: “cow farm!”
After a lot of searching, the perfect location for George’s dream break was found. He spent a week at a lovely organic, family farm in North Devon, complete with golden beaches and unspoiled scenery all on the doorstep. George doesn’t like loud noises, so the secluded countryside cottage was an ideal place to relax away from the world of hospital appointments and to make special memories with his family.
The farm had lots of sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and best of all… cows! Each day George and Isabella helped the farmer feed the animals and then went off to collect the chicken eggs, returning home by tractor and trailer! George had a wonderful time, and also enjoyed playing in the garden, going for family walks and fishing in rock pools at the seaside. He enjoyed seeing the cows, but actually fell in love with the horses and hasn’t stopped asking for pony lessons since he got home!
“We had an amazing time! The farm was just beautiful. The kids had so much fun and loved going out each morning to feed the animals. George still loves the cows but now wants to ride a horse, the goats were a hit too, very cheeky and they loved collecting the eggs. Thank you all so much for the holiday, it truly was amazing and some very much needed family time." George’s mum, Amy