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Make-A-Wish UK’s August round up

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Can you believe that September is already upon us? Neither can we! As summer starts to come to a close, we wanted to take a look back at some of the magical wishes we’ve granted and spoken about over the last month to spread the joy with all of you, our lovely supporters!

1. Joseph’s ride in a hot air balloon!

10 year-old Joseph is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, meaning he is unable to walk and uses a wheelchair to get around. His wish was to ride in a hot air balloon because he always wanted to fly and thought it would be nice to be up above the clouds!

Check out the moment he took off into the skies with his dad and sister!

2. Jasmine’s wish to own a spa pool

Jasmine’s mum, Nikki, told us all about her daughter’s severe epilepsy and what her upcoming wish to own a spa pool will mean to her and the family.

Have a read of it here.

wish child Jasmine leaning against a tree

3. A look back at Persian's wish to be a police officer

We love hearing from our wish families and receiving updates from them!

In 2014, Persian, who was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour, wished to be a police officer for the day. His mum, Kate, got back in touch with us to let us know how Persian is doing exactly three years after his wish!

Persian as policeman

She said, “Make-A-Wish alongside West Midlands Police made Persian's dreams come true as he lived a day as his superhero and became one of the boys in blue.

Now a happy, cheeky, healthy 7 year old, Persian still dreams of becoming a police officer. You gave Persian so much more than a wish, you gave him hope and a dream, and for that we will always be thankful. My mini officer in training, my real life superhero!"

And here he is now!

Wish child Persian

4. Idris' wish to meet Manchester City

11 year-old Idris, who had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with a form of bone cancer, knew exactly what he wanted to wish for – to meet his favourite football team Manchester City!

We granted his special wish, watch what happened here:

5. And so many more wishes! Including…

Esme, who wished to see Wicked at the theatre and dressed up for the occasion!

 Wish child Esme posing in her witch outfit with skin painted skin

Benjamin, who wished to be Batman for the day and fight the evil Bane with the help of his trusty sidekick Spiderman!

Wish child Benjamin in batman outfit next to man in spiderman outfit

And Isla, who wished to own her very own spa pool!

Close up of wish child Isla smiling in her spa pool

Bring on September!