Three-year-old Osian lives with his parents, sister and baby brother in Gwynedd, Wales. He wishes to go to the biggest toy shop in the world, Hamley’s in London. He loves toy tractors and cars and has a toy lawnmower so he can help his dad in the garden.
Aged just 18 months, Osian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. His parents took him to hospital when his temperature rocketed and wouldn’t go back down. Mum, Mandy, knew something was seriously wrong when doctors kept coming in and out to see Osian. When they said it was leukaemia, she was in shock. Osian was their miracle baby, it had taken more than ten years, seven miscarriages and two rounds of IVF to have him. She sat there quietly, not knowing what to do or think.
Mandy’s sole focus became Osian’s treatment. When she found out she was expecting again around the same time as his diagnosis, it was a lot to take in. Life became a conveyor belt of trips to Alder Hey hospital, three times a week, for chemotherapy and blood tests. Osian’s coped incredibly well and takes his syringes of medication all on his own. Leukaemia has slowed Osian’s speech development, and his legs have been weak, but he is now in remission, with doctors monitoring his condition at regular scans and appointments.
Mandy says: “A few months ago, Osian had sepsis and we nearly lost him, twice. It was scary. He’s been through so much, and he deserves something good after all the bad experiences. He’s missed out on his baby years, part of his childhood, and it’s made him grow up too fast. Osian has never been to the capital city. I don’t know what he’ll think of it all – he'll probably go mad when he sees all the toys in Hamley’s! His wish is going to be a chance for us to enjoy family time together, not being stuck in hospital worrying.”
Wishgranter Vicky is transforming Osian’s One True Wish into a reality, making bookings and setting up tailor-made plans and experiences for Osian to give him a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the world famous toy shop, Hamleys. We need your help to make this wish come true. If you can, please sponsor Osian’s wish and give him back his childhood.