He's a real superhero!
Like all superheroes, six-year-old Nicolas knows preparation is everything.
So, to be ready for action in the lead up to his Starlight Wish, Nicolas watched all his favourite superhero movies and practiced his superhero moves!
Nicolas' Starlight Wish was to star in his very own superhero movie. And his wish came true in spectacular style complete with film set, blockbuster special effects and a ride in a limo with his family.
His Starlight Wish was a bright moment after years of battling illness.
Tragically, two years ago, the family’s world was shattered in a heartbeat.
Nicolas had a routine check-up at the doctors in the morning and in a matter of hours, they received the unimaginable news that little Nicolas had leukaemia.
The diagnosis was a complete shock, we felt heart broken. We were in disbelief thinking this happens to other people, not our family.Mary, Nicolas' mum.
Suddenly the family was torn apart as hospital consumed their lives at a time when most families are celebrating the upcoming festive season.
Nicolas faced agonising rounds of treatment and long stays in hospital isolation. It was so hard for him to be apart from his dad and big sister Erica who he idolises.
Thankfully, because of the generosity of supporters, Starlight was there helping him through the darkest times and giving him something positive to focus on.
In Mary’s words, Starlight was like a “saviour.”
“Seeing Nicolas laugh and play, gave me hope and joy that Nicolas would recover and could still enjoy his childhood while fighting cancer,” she said.
Planning for his wish and getting be a superhero on his very own movie set was an experience he’ll never forget.
“Now when Nicolas talks about his cancer, he doesn’t mention hospital, medicines, procedures or needles; he only talks about the fun and happiness of his Starlight Wish.” Nicolas’ mum said.
Your support goes a long way. The smiles and laughter I enjoyed seeing on my boy's face during the worst time of his life was 'priceless'.Mary, Nicolas' Mum
While ongoing tests and hospital check-ups remain part of his life, the lasting joy of his Starlight Wish is helping him tackle every next hurdle.
Mary said thanks to Starlight, Nicolas now believes that anything is possible!
Please help us raise $728,000 so that 112 sick kids like Nicolas can have the gift of their Starlight Wish this Christmas.
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