A cup of tea with Mia
Nine year old Mia, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, had a dream to visit Orlando, Florida with her family, Dreams Come True helped make this happen. Not only did Mia have an amazing time in Orlando, the help from Dreams Come True inspired her to help other children experience their dream and show them their disability should not hold them back.
Mia wrote to us following her trip to update us on the life changing time she had with her family in Orlando and the amazing work to help others she has done since.
“I really enjoyed being able to do stuff with my family, that I can’t normally do. I got to Swim with dolphins, go on brilliant roller coasters, ate a giant donut in Lisa Simpson’s tree house and was even made to be a princess in the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique.”
Following Mia’s fabulous trip, she decided to help with fundraising so that other children living with illnesses can have their dream come true so they can forget about their illness and the hospital appointments they require or even provide equipment that can make a difference to their daily life.
She told us “I started with cake sales, helped with charity fundraising nights as well as arranging and taking part in a zumbathon, dancing for an hour and a half which raised money for my best friends brother’s operation to help him walk. I even got Peter Andre involved, asking him to hold a sign to encourage people to donate to the fundraising!”
Mia is also an ambassador for Caudwell Children Wales and has been able to go on a zip wire and go rock climbing to show other children they can do anything. All the hard work that Mia has put in fundraising, has allowed her to meet other children with similar illnesses and was even awarded the Diana Award by Matt Johnson in front of all her school friends.
Mia’s Mum, Karene also added, “These are only a few things in the pipeline, but when asked for Mia to report back on all the awareness and fundraising she has been involved in, there was way too much to mention. Mia has been outspoken and represented as a voice for children with disability and brain injuries in both this country and America. She has proved that no matter what your disability that it should not hold you back and has tried many activities to prove that she can do them, even if my heart has been in my mouth watching her!"
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