Sara Millar, 16, from Glasgow, joins STARboard with hopes to inspire and help other children battling life limiting illnesses as they face their journey. Sara has always had a passion for cooking and, after being diagnosed with lymphoma, would spend her time in hospital during treatment watching cooking programmes and planning banquets for her friends and family. In August last year Make-A-Wish granted her wish to meet her greatest inspiration, the famous Italian chef and restaurateur, Gennaro Contaldo. Together with her family Sara spent the whole day with Gennaro cooking, eating, and laughing together.
Sara showed great strength and determination throughout her diagnosis and subsequent treatment. For her, the wish helped turn a negative into a positive and she looks forward to helping other young people turn their negative into a positive through the work of Make-A-Wish and STARboard.