A brain tumour stole Thomas’ Christmas

Will you help give it back?

Thomas is a four-year old boy from Derry in Northern Ireland who simply loves all things Christmas. But the sad truth is that he’s never really experienced the magic and joy of the festive season – not in the way that most children do.

Thomas’ first Christmas came shortly after a brain tumour diagnosis. The family were devastated and although they tried their best to make it a special occasion, the worry and the sadness made it a very difficult time of year.

The following year, little Thomas was undergoing chemotherapy, so while other children were out and about, visiting friends and loved ones, Thomas was confined to his bed, feeling weak and sick, and unable to mix with other children due to the risk of infection.

A close up of Thomas undergoing treatment in hospital
Thomas sitting in his kitchen, wearing a Christmas jumper

This year, we’re giving it back

Thanks to the generosity of Make-A-Wish supporters, this Christmas promises to be very different for Thomas.

That’s because this year, Thomas is going to Lapland, the home of all things festive.

Ffion and her mum on a Husky ride in Lapland
Finn with Santa in Lapland

He’ll meet Santa and his reindeer, play in the snow, visit a magical post office, go on a sleigh ride and much, much more.

Wishes like this make a real difference to a child’s life – and even their health. But we can only make them come true with your support.

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