Wish stories

Filip's wish...

“I wish to go on a family adventure”

6 years old, West Midlands

Epileptic syndrome

£1551

37% funded

£4232

Filip was born like every other child, he was full of energy, a healthy little boy developing normally. Life was beautiful until he was three years old. He experienced sudden and catastrophic seizures, leaving him with serious brain damage. Now, he has the chance to go on the adventure of a lifetime with his loving family, but we need your help to grant this wish.

Filip's story

August 2019

Six-year-old Filip lives with his parents and his big sister near Birmingham in the West Midlands. Filip’s mum, Marzena, says:

“One day, our lives changed forever. He suddenly start having very strong seizures - hundreds of them, one after another after another. He was in a coma for four long months before the seizures stopped. He was diagnosed with a very rare condition called FIRES (Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome). There are no words to describe how it feels to find out how serious this illness is. We don’t want anyone to ever know that feeling.

"It’s broken our hearts but not our minds. We know that we have to do everything we can to help him, make his life comfortable and love him even with broken hearts."

Marzena, Filip's mum

Filip with his sister

Filip with his sister

“Filip loves cuddles and kisses. He likes sitting with someone next to him or on someone’s knees. He loves stories, musical toys and going for family walks and adventures in the forest.

“Filip needs help with every aspect of his life, from brushing his teeth to changing his nappy, washing or moving around. We work very hard every day on his physiotherapy.

“There have been lots of good times but also bad times. Because of the brain damage caused by his seizures Filip lost his speech, vision, hearing, walking, and understanding. He lost control of his body. Now, we are working on helping him sit on his own, hold his head steadily, maybe even walk in the future. We’ve already achieved a lot in the last three years but there is a lot of work still to do.

"Filip’s future is not known to anyone. We are hoping and doing our best to make his future easier, better and happier. With our support and his strength, I’m sure we can do amazing things."

Marzena, Filip's mum

Filip's wish

August 2019

Filip before his wish

Filip before his wish

Marzena adds:

“We turned to Make-A-Wish to give Filip something special just for him. Filip loves to spend time with his close family and we always try new things with him.

“Filip is in his best condition right now so it feels like the right time for his wish to be granted. Filip’s wish is to go on a family adventure in the mountains. We were always traveling together before he became ill. Now, we are really happy that we can once again show our son new places and spend time relaxing together far away from home.”

Please help make Filip’s wish come true by sponsoring his wish.

"I wish to go on a family adventure"

Help Filip escape from the daily realities of his illness by sponsoring his wish.

£1551

37% funded

£4232

Filip's Wish List
Wishgranting costs £60.00
Accommodation £473.00
Other travel £194.00
Medical equipment £268.00
Car hire £1505.00
Passport fees £122.00
Spending money £50.00
Food/refreshments £950.00
Fuel expenses £600.00
Other travel £10.00
Total £4232.00

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