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Callum's stolen Christmas
It’s hard to imagine a boy or girl who loves Christmas more than Callum. He decorates his bedroom with tinsel and fairy lights as early as September!
But last year, Callum had anything but a happy Christmas. He was undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia.
Callum’s immune system became so weak he was kept in strict isolation for up to six weeks at a time, not even his older sisters could visit him. Even on Christmas day, his favourite day of the year, he was only allowed out for a few hours. It was a million miles away from what anyone could describe as a ‘happy Christmas’.
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“It was just the worst time and a pretty rotten year but Callum coped so well. That’s why this year we want to make it so special for him. He really is Christmas crazy!”
Callum’s Christmas wish
This year, thanks to our generous supporters, Make-A-Wish UK has arranged for Callum to travel to the most festive (and for him the most exciting) place on earth – to visit Santa!
Callum’s wish is to be Santa’s helper, so not only will he meet Father Christmas and his elves, but he’ll also visit the magical post office where he can help deliver Christmas presents around the world!
“He is so excited about his wish and can’t wait to go. Thanks again for granting Callum’s wish. I can’t put into words how exciting it is for my wee family.”
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