Oliver Butt is a seven-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He is a very big fan of superheroes and when he was asked what he would want as his special wish, he chose to have lunch with superheroes. This was something that was made possible by the Make a Wish Foundation, which is an organisation put in place in order to give young people with life-threatening conditions a final wish.
The foundation arranged for him to have a surprise lunch with his favourite superheroes. This event involved several people wearing costumes including Batman, Spiderman, Batgirl, and Supergirl. After the lunch events, Oliver was taken for a ride around the town in the Batmobile by Batman.
After being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Oliver endured nine months of intensive chemotherapy followed by two and half years of maintenance treatment which came to an end last month. Oliver will still continue to go to the hospital for regular check-ups.
Kylie added: “A huge thank you to Make-A-Wish. The wish was wonderful; it was really special not just for Oliver but for all of us because we felt like a family again.”
There are currently 20,000 children and young people in the UK fighting a life-threatening condition and this year alone 1,400 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their wish granted. The charity needs to raise £6.8 million in 2012 to achieve this.
To make a donation to Make-A-Wish please visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk or telephone 01276 40 50 60