Lauren Fitzgerald, 14, from County Down in Northern Ireland, joins STARboard with hopes to bring new ideas and help plan events that will bring joy to other children battling life limiting illnesses. After being diagnosed with cancer in July 2018 Make-A-Wish granted her wish to meet Emma Watson – Lauren’s greatest idol and role model. In December 2019 Lauren and her family spent a weekend in London where they visited the Harry Potter Studios and later had afternoon tea with Emma.
With hopes of becoming a primary school teacher one day Lauren loves to spend her time being creative. She knows first-hand how wish children are feeling and how a wish can give them something to be really excited about and look forward to. As a member of STARboard she looks forward to bringing new ideas to help other wish children have a wonderful experience.